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Ashritha is on ECMO machine fighting for her life

"It was a fateful evening. First we thought it was just a fever and within hours , she ended up on ECMO and is now battling for her life." 

Father Rajkumar is finding it difficult to control his emotions while he is talking about his daughter's present condition. She was very normal and was talking and playing like any other child and within days she ended up on ECMO machine fighting for her life. 

Ashritha had fever a few days back and her parents took her to a local facility to get it checked. Initially they thought it was Chikungunya or something and did few blood tests and all. In the results of blood test, Doctors found out that she had infection in her blood and Rajkumar was running around different hospitals for the treatment. 3 days after this fateful day, her oxygen levels in the body went down. Finally they came to Rainbow Children's Hospital in Hyderabad and she had to be taken on the ECMO machine. 

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is an extracorporeal technique of providing prolonged cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange or perfusion to sustain life.

While she was admitted, she was diagnosed to be suffering from Pneumonia/Right sided effusion/severe ARDS/Refractory Hypoxemia/Sepsis/Septic Shock. 

She was started on 1V fluids , 1V anti-biotics, mechanical ventilation, ionotropes and other supportive management. She was not maintaining saturation despite maximum ventilator settings. In view of refractory hyoxemia, she was started on ECMO. 


The total estimated cost for her entire treatment is coming around Rs. 22 lacs. 

"I am working in a private firm and I do not have insurance as well. I am in no position to arrange such a huge amount in such short notice.  I kindly appeal to all the kind supporters to come forward and help my child"



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3rd February 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support!

Ashritha was on ECMO for around 27 days and by the end of the 4th week she was decannulated. She has been discharged. Here is a letter from the hospital:



Regards,
Obaidullah
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support!

Ashritha was on ECMO for around 27 days and by the end of the 4th week she was decannulated. She has been discharged. Here is a letter from the hospital:



Regards,
Obaidullah
18th January 2020
Dear Supporters,

We wish to update you that Baby Ashritha has been moved from HFOV support to Mechanical Ventilation (sos HFOV) with continued ECMO support. The child's parents have been counseled regarding the present critical condition with prolonged duration of PICU with supports.

Thanking you all for the tremendous support.

Regards
Obaidullah.
Dear Supporters,

We wish to update you that Baby Ashritha has been moved from HFOV support to Mechanical Ventilation (sos HFOV) with continued ECMO support. The child's parents have been counseled regarding the present critical condition with prolonged duration of PICU with supports.

Thanking you all for the tremendous support.

Regards
Obaidullah.
29th December 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support.

Ashritha is on ECMO and her organ functions are under control. She needs ECMO support for another 7-10 days and then ICU stay as well. She requires around Rs. 7 lakhs more for her treatment. Here is a letter from the hospital:



Please keep supporting her and please keep her in your prayers.

Regards,
Obaidullah
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support.

Ashritha is on ECMO and her organ functions are under control. She needs ECMO support for another 7-10 days and then ICU stay as well. She requires around Rs. 7 lakhs more for her treatment. Here is a letter from the hospital:



Please keep supporting her and please keep her in your prayers.

Regards,
Obaidullah
Rs.2,143,309 raised

Goal: Rs.2,200,000

Beneficiary: Baby Ashritha info_outline

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I pray for little one to get well soon, stay strong dear parents. It's tough time but all will be okay!!

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