“When the doctors told me that my twins would be delivered at just 27 weeks, I panicked. I could feel them moving, but I could also feel a pain in my stomach. It wasn’t safe for them to stay in anymore."
Suganti’s twins were born underweight with severe breathing problems. The baby boy and girl were rushed to the NICU even before Suganti could catch a glimpse of them. The first time she saw them, they were covered with wires and tubes. Only NICU care has improved the twins’ condition. The two have bravely made it so far, but they’re still not completely out of danger. It’s crucial for them to stay in the hospital for 5 more weeks till they’re strong enough to survive the world outside the hospital.
Suganti's baby boy
A tragic beginning for these twin babies
“In my sixth month of pregnancy, we found out we were having twins. My husband and I were so happy. We were eagerly looking forward to their birth in April, often talking about names and the things we needed to do before we welcomed them into our world. We were enveloped by happy thoughts of our future. It didn’t even cross our minds that something could go so wrong. Their birth was supposed to be a celebration, instead, our babies have been living a nightmare for the past 12 days. I don’t know how to feel or what to say anymore. “
Suganti’s twins were kept on a ventilator for 8 days. Now, they still struggle to breathe and are too weak to make it on their own, but there is hope for the baby boy and girl. If they’re closely monitored and given medical attention for the next 5 weeks, they can finally go home healthy and strong.
Suganti's baby girl still needs help to breathe
Suganti finally held her babies for the first time two days ago, but their fight isn't over yet
“The joy of finally holding my baby is indescribable. After they were rushed to the NICU the way they were, I never thought it would be possible. I can’t carry them for long though, they’re still too weak and fragile. They’re off ventilator support but aren’t strong enough to breathe on their own yet. They still have wires and tubes attached to them, they still get injections every day. I know it hurts them, but it’s the only thing making them better. If this is stopped now, my babies have no way of making it out alive.”
There is hope for the twins, but their parents have nothing left to continue treatmentSuganti worked as a caretaker of aged patients, while her husband is a farmer in their hometown, Ranchi. They were working hard, saving up for their babies. However, Suganti hasn’t been able to go back to work for a few months because of her pregnancy. This has considerably reduced their already minimal income. Her husband works and day and night to try and pay for his twins’ treatment.
“I’m happy that my babies have made it this far. All I prayed for these past few days is for them to become healthier, and that’s happening. But every day when I talk to my husband on the phone, we talk about how we’re going to afford the next day’s treatment. He hasn’t even been able to visit the twins because he’s working in Ranchi to try and pay the medical bills. I know it worries him to see me handling everything on my own here in the hospital, but it’s the only thing we can do now. We both know that even if he worked all day, we won’t be able to continue their treatment any longer.”
How You Can HelpThe twins have a healthy future ahead of them if they get timely treatment. They need Rs 7 lakhs to stay in the NICU for the next 5 weeks and get the care they need. Suganti can’t afford to continue their treatment any longer. She and her husband have exhausted everything they have and are in desperate need of help.
Your support can save these twins’ life.