One Moment She Is Busy Playing, In the Next She is Vomiting Blood | Milaap

One Moment She Is Busy Playing, In the Next She is Vomiting Blood

If you’re meeting 6-year-old Shahma for the first time, she will seem like any other child her age: bubbly, energetic and happy-go-lucky. But behind this cheerful front is a story of pain that only her parents, Ismail and Khadeeja know well. Their child has a severe liver disease that requires immediate surgery.

Shahma has been plagued by breathlessness since birth

Shahma has had to fight many battles ever since she was a baby.

 “On the third day after she was born, her body turned blue. We rushed her to the hospital, where the doctors prescribed medicines after medicines. But she did not get better,” says Khadeeja. She also had trouble breathing and would always be restless.

When vomiting blood became a usual affair

But that was not the worst problem Shahma would face. “When she had just turned 3, she was playing as usual, when the unimaginable happened,” shares Ismail.



“She was continuously vomiting blood. Her small body was not strong enough, but she could not control it. We were terrified,” he adds.

Unfortunately for the family, it was not the last time that the vomiting episode would happen. Every once in two weeks, little Shahma would vomit blood, only to be completely upset for the next few hours, or even days. This would not only affect her parents, but her 12-year-old elder sister, who would helplessly look on at her sister’s suffering.

Her mental well-being is upset every time she is sick

“Shahma would completely shut down, and not eat, sleep or behave properly.  It’s like she became an entirely different person; mentally distressed and helpless. We cannot bear to see our child go through this anymore. We want to give her the right treatment, but I do not have the money,” says Ismail, who quit working for daily wages at a bakery to take care of Shahma.



Despite struggling with it, Shahma has never asked her parents about her condition. The same is the case with her elder sister; the youngest is too small to understand anything. The parents think that their children are too traumatised to question what is happening. Continuously worrying about Shahma’s condition has become a way of life for the family.

How you can help

Ismail has sold off everything they had for treating their child. They were able to get this far only because of financial help from family and friends, but are uncertain about the future. Shahma’s condition can get worse if a surgery is not performed at the earliest. Shahma can grow up to see a better tomorrow, if you choose to save her.

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9th November 2018
Dear Supporters,

As we informed in the previous update, Shahama has made good recovery and has shown very good progress. She is starting to attend school soon. Most of the funds are utilised for her treatment and there is a small amount which was surplus and not utilized for her treatment. After consulting with the family and the hospital, the remaining amount will be utilized for the treatment of 1 year old Adyasree's treatment.

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Adyasree's father is a daily wager and she is in ventilator support fighting for her life. The funds mapped will be utilized for Adyasree's treatment

Shahama's family is extremely thankful for the wonderful support that each and every one of you has shown towards her. Without your support, it wouldn't have been possible. Please keep Shahama in your prayers.

Regards
Latheef Kasim
Aster Cochin 



 
Dear Supporters,

As we informed in the previous update, Shahama has made good recovery and has shown very good progress. She is starting to attend school soon. Most of the funds are utilised for her treatment and there is a small amount which was surplus and not utilized for her treatment. After consulting with the family and the hospital, the remaining amount will be utilized for the treatment of 1 year old Adyasree's treatment.

https://milaap.org/fundraisers/help-baby-adyasree

Adyasree's father is a daily wager and she is in ventilator support fighting for her life. The funds mapped will be utilized for Adyasree's treatment

Shahama's family is extremely thankful for the wonderful support that each and every one of you has shown towards her. Without your support, it wouldn't have been possible. Please keep Shahama in your prayers.

Regards
Latheef Kasim
Aster Cochin 



 
9th October 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

Here's a quick update on Shahama. Shahama has made good recovery. She has been discharged. She has good results with the surgery. She is preparing for attending schools now.

Thank you once again for your love and support.

Regards,
Jasim
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

Here's a quick update on Shahama. Shahama has made good recovery. She has been discharged. She has good results with the surgery. She is preparing for attending schools now.

Thank you once again for your love and support.

Regards,
Jasim
8th August 2018
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

Shahma had sudden bleeding yesterday and she was hospitalized. She will be needing a surgery as suggested by the doctors.

We thank you for your support but we request you to please keep praying for her. We shall keep you all posted.

Thank you,
Regards,
Josin
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for your support.

Shahma had sudden bleeding yesterday and she was hospitalized. She will be needing a surgery as suggested by the doctors.

We thank you for your support but we request you to please keep praying for her. We shall keep you all posted.

Thank you,
Regards,
Josin
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