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Time Is Running Out To Save 6-month-old Boy From Liver Failure

“The doctor said his liver is failing, that it is too late, and we cannot do anything to save him.” – Suvarna
Within a month, Ramakrishna and Suvarna traveled to 3 cities, and over 5 hospitals hoping that at least one doctor would find a way to save their son. They were met with the same devastating diagnosis and prognosis. 6-month-old Bhojendra’s liver has been failing since birth. Now, there was nothing they could do to save him. Only recently, they discovered that he could get a liver transplant. Unfortunately, the time and money they wasted over all those hospitals has caused Bhojendra unimaginable pain and may even cost him life.

His stomach was covered in clots that hurt so much that he screamed

On December 10th, when Suvarna was feeding her son in the morning, she found that he had black patches on his stomach. They looked like huge blood clots, and when she gently touched his skin, he began screaming. Suvarna panicked and examined Bhojendra’s little body. She realized that there was a swelling on his head. Worried that her baby had fallen when she was not looking, he rushed him to the local doctor.

“The doctor could not find anything wrong. He just gave an ointment for the blood clot. For 10 days, we applied it. The clot only changed colors while he stopped feeding. He used to cry every night for hours. Our neighbors used to ask us what we were doing to him. Finally, I took him to a government hospital in Hyderabad where they put him in the ICU.” -  Ramakrishna

Even as he recovered from the clot, doctors said he would not survive

For 35 days, Bhojendra was in the ICU. There was a clot in his brain that could have turned fatal if he wasn’t brought to the hospital in time. When it finally dissolved, and he was discharged, the parents’ relief quickly turned into a panic on hearing he will not survive.

“They told us he had liver disease. The damage was too much and there was no way to save him. Unable to accept that, we started going to other hospitals. We wanted a second, third, fourth and even tenth opinion, if it meant that there was a way to save our son. Only in Chennai, we were told that he could be fine with a liver transplant.” - Suvarna

If only they had found this problem at birth, Bhojendra would not be battling for life now

Bhojendra was born with biliary atresia. They never investigated further when he had jaundice and kept reassuring the parents that it is normal. Within 5 months, his body was flooded with toxins, liver damaged beyond repair and caused a clot in the brain.

“He somehow survived the blood clot once. If it happens again (and it can happen anytime), he will not survive. I have already spent over 3 lakhs so far. I cannot afford 18 lakhs for his transplant. When we ran out of money, we brought our son home.” - Ramakrishna

Suvarna does not earn enough to pay for Bhojendra's surgery

Suvarna works as a teacher to support her family. Her husband, who also worked at a school, has been studying to secure a government job. For the past 40 days, neither of them went to work. As Bhojendra's condition worsens, they struggle to find the money needed to save him.



"We have applied for CMRF, but I am not sure if my son will survive till we get the grant. Even if we do get it, we will need to fund the other half of the money." - Suvarna
 
Any further delay can take his life. He may not survive another clot, and your contribution can save him in time.


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20th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you once again for all your immense love and support.

I am glad to inform you all that my baby Bhojendra is doing well now. He is discharged and he's at home.

Here are few recent photos of Bhojendra:







Regards,
Ramakrishna (Father)
Dear Supporters,

Thank you once again for all your immense love and support.

I am glad to inform you all that my baby Bhojendra is doing well now. He is discharged and he's at home.

Here are few recent photos of Bhojendra:







Regards,
Ramakrishna (Father)
22nd March 2019
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your love and support.

Bhojendra successfully underwent Liver Transplantation and is doing well. His Post-OP period was uneventful and he got discharged from the hospital. He may require Post-Operative follow-up for next six months.

Thanks you once again.

Regards,
Srini Ganesh
Dear Donors,

Thank you for your love and support.

Bhojendra successfully underwent Liver Transplantation and is doing well. His Post-OP period was uneventful and he got discharged from the hospital. He may require Post-Operative follow-up for next six months.

Thanks you once again.

Regards,
Srini Ganesh
22nd February 2019
Dear Supporters,

I am thankful for the love and support blessed on Bhojendra.

He is presently admitted in the hospital and doing well. The doctors will decide the date of the transplant by this week and his father will be the donor for the liver transplant.

Please contribute to the campaign and pray for his health.

Regards,
Suvarna ( Mother )
Dear Supporters,

I am thankful for the love and support blessed on Bhojendra.

He is presently admitted in the hospital and doing well. The doctors will decide the date of the transplant by this week and his father will be the donor for the liver transplant.

Please contribute to the campaign and pray for his health.

Regards,
Suvarna ( Mother )
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Goal: Rs.1,800,000

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