1.5 Month old Mohammed Ahil has to urgently undergo a cardiac surgery

Ahil is only two months old and till very late his heart defect was not diagnosed. His parents took him to hospital in their town Gonda and the nearest city Lucknow. He has spent over 40 days hospitalised, being treated for a cold and lung congestion. His condition worsened quickly and he was rushed to Delhi for better medical care. He need an operation immediately if he is to make it.

Ahil has not even started to recognise his parents before being pushed into a sea of new faces

Ahil's parents could experience the joy of having a new child for only his first 15 days. After that, he developed a very bad cold. Catching a cold in winter is nothing new – newborn babies are especially prone to falling sick. But soon, despite furiously pulling in air – he seemed unable to breathe his parents saw that something was wrong. 

His parents took him to the best child specialist in Gonda. The doctor admitted him immediately realising that the congestion in his lungs was preventing Ahil from breathing. He was given antibiotics for the cold. When he still didn't get better they decided to take him to a better hospital in Lucknow.

Unfortunately, his heart condition still not detected, Ahil had to be rushed to Delhi in an ambulance. It was getting impossible to maintain his oxygen intake. It was in Delhi that the parents were finally told what the problem was. Ahil's heart had a hole which had filled up his lungs with fluid leading to infection.

“He needed oxygen even while coming to Delhi, so we came here in an ambulance. The doctor here told us that the treatment he got till now was of no use. He told us that our baby was turning blue because he had a heart problem. After spending days watching my newborn struggling to breathe, I wish we had just come here earlier,” explained Baby, Ahil's mother. 

Ahil's condition is already critical – his operation cannot be delayed

The doctors advised the parents to immediately get a surgery because it was the only thing that would ease his condition. Baby fainted on hearing the news, because even treatment till now has been an uphill struggle. The last two months have taken a terrible toll on her.

“Even before the stitches from her delivery were dry, Ahil became very sick. She's left her daughter with the grandparents and hasn't had a night's sleep since we left Gonda. Every day, we have to try and reassure her that things will be all right,” says Baby's brother Ateek.  

Ahil's father Suhail is the sole breadwinner in the family. He works as a barber in a barber shop in Gonda. His monthly income is Rs 6,000. While it was enough till now, it is no where close to covering costs of Ahil's prolong hospital admissions.

The only reason Suhail has managed to pay for treatment till now has been because he has asked everyone he knows for help. “Every one I ask lends me Rs 5,000-10,000. I have forgotten how many people I have begged for money. It is only through God's grace that I collected Rs 1.5 lakhs and kept him alive till now,” says Suhail.

How you can help

Suhail and Baby are mentally and physically exhausted and have nothing left to gather any more for the urgent surgery that Ahil is scheduled for. They are only praying for a miracle that will let them save their baby and give him a chance to live.

Contribute now to help these desperate parents save their baby. 
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6th February 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the wonderful support that you have shown towards Ahil. He is doing better now compared to earlier and his health is slowly stabilizing. He is currently in the ICU and on ventilator support. He will be requiring support for another 10 days and we are increasing the target amount by another 1.5 lakh to meet the expenses.

Thank you all for the wonderful support that you have shown towards Ahil. Will keep you posted.

Regards,
Dr Muthu Jothi
Senior Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

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Get well soon champ!

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God bless you ! Get well soon

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Get well soon!