Baby was initially diagnosed with extremely low birth weight complications. Right after he was born, he was admitted to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as he needed intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (IPPV) with continuous oxygen support. He was kept on a ventilator followed by nCPAP. He was further diagnosed with Klebsiella pneumonia infection. After a few days, the baby developed recurrent apnea with desaturation and was kept on ventilation, after which the baby started having breathing difficulty. The baby was given packed cell transfusion due to anemia and phototherapy due to jaundice.
We have tried our best to save him. I am a humble contract employee in the private sector, earning less than Rs.20,000 per month (without any medical coverage for my family) and further treatment of any sort is beyond my capabilities at this point. He was in ventilation for a week and was then moved to NICU. Currently, he has been transferred to the Special Care Baby Unit and further stay 2-3 weeks is expected.
So far, the bill more than Rs. 3,30,000/- for his stay at RSV (excluding the delivery charges of my wife, which was Rs. 71,759), including Investigations and Medications. The further projected expenses are around 1,25 lacs. We have exhausted all other means of finances and finally decided to go for crowdfunding.
Requesting all my friends and well-wishers to support us and please contribute to this fundraiser whatever amount you can (irrespective of how small it is) to help us in keeping our son alive.