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This Baby's Insides Are Completely Burnt After Swallowing A Battery

For 3 days we didn’t know that he had swallowed a battery. He was being treated for pneumonia. The battery has burnt the insides of his throat and stomach. He’s been in and out of the ICU constantly. My son’s little body can’t keep him going without treatment.”

Kushboo and Satinder have watched their youngest child turn to bones right before their eyes. Virat is almost 2-years-old and weighs only 7 kgs. Everything he has eaten since November has been through feeding tubes. Virat can't even drink a sip of water on his own. As unrecognizable as he’s become, his parents’ only hope is that after this long-drawn battle with death, their son makes it out alive.  

In the one minute that Khushboo was gone, Virat swallowed the battery

"I thought he was playing with his toys, I don't know where he got the battery from. I left him alone for one minute to see what my other two children were doing. When I came back, he was still playing, so I didn't know if anything was wrong."

After accidentally swallowing a button battery, little Virat continued to play, oblivious to the grave danger that his life would be in. When he suddenly developed fever and cough the next day, a worried Satinder took him to the doctor. He was rushed to the ICU after an x-ray revealed the toxic battery in his system. Virat’s insides were completely burnt and infected.

 “He had just started saying his first words. He would crawl around the house saying mumma. There’s only been a deafening silence in our lives since that day. He went from being 15 kgs to 7 kgs in a matter of days.His arms and legs are so weak, the look on his face is not that of a small child. He cries so much on some days, I can't imagine the pain he's going through.”

Virat is still not completely out of danger – only continued treatment can save him

Two days ago, Virat developed a serious chest infection and was taken to the ICU once again. Virat cries every time he’s pulled away from his parents, unable to understand why he has to go days in the ICU without them. Virat has had two surgeries so far and has one more left. He is so close to being completely out of danger, and only further hospital care can save him.

Satinder and Khushboo are now staring at a dead-end

“After his surgery, we took him home. We hoped that his condition would improve, but it only got worse. He lost more weight and was in constant pain. Now he not only needs another surgery but must stay in the hospital for at least one month to fully recover. We've spent lakhs on his treatment already, it's impossible for us to go beyond this."

While Khusbhoo spends her days by Virat’s hospital bed, Satinder toils away at the factory that he works in. With each passing day, they’re finding it more difficult to afford Virat’s medical bills. Despite taking several loans, begging and borrowing from every known person, Satinder and Khushboo can’t afford Virat’s last leg of treatment.

How You Can Help

It’s crucial that Virat stays in the hospital for at least a month to completely recover from this tragedy. Virat also needs another surgery to be able to breathe and eat on his own again. His parents have nothing, and no one left to turn to for help anymore. Virat will only survive with continued and close medical care and attention.

Your support will save baby Virat’s life.

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29th June 2018
Dear Supporters,

Virat is admitted. For esophageal repair as he was having problem while taking some solids. Otherwise he is doing absolutely fine. He started walking and running. Started living a normal life. Thanks to every one.

Thank you for all your support. Will share some pictures of him soon.

23rd May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for your continuous love and support.

It gives me immense pleasure in informing you all that Virat got discharged on 21st May'18. He's doing a lot better now and is currently on liquid diet. He is required to see the doctor on a regular basis and his health will be monitored closely by the doctors for any irregularities.

We are all hoping that he doesn't develop any infections. Thank you everyone!
13th May 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your tremendous support. This couldn't have been possible without you.

It gives me immense pleasure in informing you all that baby Virat is doing well now. We are grateful to all of you for your love.

Virat has now been shifted to the ward and is recovering. The surgery was done successfully. He is likely to get discharged in about 4-5 days. Also, he was able to digest 4-5 spoons of warm milk today which is a good sign. The doctors are trying to help him get better slowly.

The next surgery is to remove the tube that is put, through which he is currently being fed. This will be done in order to help him eat on his own. The surgery will be scheduled once he becomes healthy enough.

Thank you all for your love. This is a moment of happiness for all of us for having saved him. Please keep praying for the baby.

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