“His liver is failing and so are his kidneys. He is on dialysis and ventilator support for the last 17 days. He is unable to breathe on his own. The doctors have told us that he needs to be in the ICU for longer. But we don’t have so much money to afford the stay. I don’t know what to do,” - Faryaad (father).
Sofiyan has a terrible blood infection in his body. His blood vessels are getting clogged with clots. One by one, every system is failing. He lies unconscious in the ICU hooked to machines. They are keeping him alive for now.
Fever and loose motions were just the start - Sofiyan’s condition has only been getting worse
“Few days ago we noticed that our baby is running a temperature. He also had loose motions. We thought it was because he had picked something up from the floor and had put it in his mouth - he was always doing that these days. Still, we took him to a doctor, to be on the safe side. But the medicines didn’t seem to make him any better,” Shabana (mother), recalled.
As Sofiyan’s condition deteriorated, the desperate parents took him to a bigger hospital in Chennai where the baby was admitted to the PICU immediately with multi organ failure.
The infection is spreading aggressively, we have to arrange for the funds soonFaryaad is a carpenter who earns a modest income. But he is the sole earning member of his family of 7 (4 sons, 1 daughter, his wife and himself). Most of his salary is spent on getting two square meals a day for his family - he hardly has any savings. The little bit he had, he has already used it up to pay for the bills.
“The doctors have told me that my baby is very critical - he needs to stay in the ICU at any cost. I have already paid Rs 2.5 lakhs using my savings and borrowing from others. I need 8 more lakhs - without help I can never arrange it.”
How you can helpShabana and Faryaad’s 9-month-old baby boy is in the ICU on ventilator support. His vital organs are shutting down one by one. He needs to be in the hospital for at least 2 more weeks but his father can’t afford the stay. You can extend a helping hand to this family to save their baby boy.
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