"We have not gone ahead with the surgery yet as the fundraiser has not reached the estimated surgery amount. We are trying multiple resources to raise funds but in vain. We cannot delay further as it is very risky for the Nidarshan's health. Fluids are getting settled in his skull, hence he is unable to walk. He only plays and sits. He is idle and unable to think like a 2-years old because of the fluid accumulation." -Revathi, Nidarshan's mother (9th May)
At only 11 months, Baby Nidarshan fell down and had a grave head injury. His parents admitted him to a hospital and got the operation that the doctors asked for. Now he needs another surgery to replace his skull and drain more fluid from his head. His father, a ticket booker in a small travel agency needs help saving his son.
The fall that changed everything
Nidarshan had just started calling his parents amma (mother)and appa (father) when his life took an unpleasant turn. He was learning to stand up and walk. An adventurous child, he tried to walk upright on stairs that proved too much for him.
He fell on his head and his delicate, soft infant skull cracked at the impact. He started crying and fainted. His parents rushed him to the hospital. The doctors said his head was swollen because of internal bleeding. Immediate surgery was performed to ease the pressure. The doctors removed a part of his skull and bandaged his head.
For the last six months, the dressing on his head is changed twice a month, but the swelling has come back. “The doctors have said that Nidarshan needs urgent surgery because of the pressure. Even the smallest impact will directly hit his brain hard,” he says. The swelling is beginning to affect his growing face and even his eyes. If untreated, the brain damage will be too severe to reverse.