“I want to do whatever it takes to save my son. Time is not on my side.” – Vishwa Pratap, father.
“Aarav's liver was dying when he was 5 months old"Aarav was diagnosed with biliary atresia at 5 months of age. He was born with blocked bile ducts, and it was damaging his liver. He had jaundice after birth which was dismissed as neonatal jaundice. The parents did not know it was not supposed to last this long. When he started vomiting after every feed, Vishwa Pratap realized this was something serious.
“We had to come to Chennai to find out that our son may be dying. The worst part is that he was underweight and he could not have the surgery at the time.” - Babita, mother.
The time taken to get his body ready for transplant has also worsened his conditionWith his liver failing, Aarav’s body was unable to absorb nutrients from his food. He was on a strict diet and medication. It took a long time for him to gain weight. Unfortunately, in that time, his liver kept deteriorating.
“He is still very weak and malnourished. His stomach keeps filling with fluid. We have to keep draining it. Sometimes his stomach looks bigger than him. Aarav is comfortable only on my lap. He does not sleep at all otherwise. I lose the will to live everytime I hear him crying these days.” - Babita
Aarav’s transplant has been tentatively been scheduled for tomorrow. He could suddenly slip into coma if his disease gets worse.He is unable to stop itching. He is tearing his skin open and Babita has to keep swatting his hands away or distract him. He is sleep deprived, hungry, and in pain. 1-year-old Aarav is unable to be brave or strong anymore.
“We do not have any more time. I have spent Rs 5 lakhs already on tests and medicines - out of which my insurance and savings covered about Rs 2 lakhs. My wife will donate a part of her liver to save Aarav. We have the best doctors. We do not have the money yet.”Aarav’s stomach ache could kill him. His screams are getting louder every hour. He is extremely weak and needs your help to survive this disease.
There are 24 hours left for Aarav and your contribution can help him get this transplant.
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