Satvika is just 1 year old and she needs to undergo 3 surgeries to recover from this spinal cord deformity without which she will be paralyzed forever.
Satvika was happy and active child until she started having back painSatvika used to be full of life and energy that every time when someone comes to her house, she would greet them with a smile on her face. Their house was filled with her laughter. But one month back, every time little Satvika tried to sit up, she would start crying uncontrollably until Devi takes her in her arms. Devi didn’t pay much attention the first time, but when Satvika’s cries became more persistent she got worried and took her to the local hospital in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Much to her despair, she couldn’t find any answer to her daughter’s endless cries.
Satvika’s parents took her to Bangalore, Karnataka for better consultation. After a series of test Satvika was diagnosed with Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, a neurological disease caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord, because of which Satvika’s spinal cord is bent and is accumulated with fluids. Satvika’s condition is worsening with each passing day.
"My daughter has been going through so much for the past one month. She has difficulty in passing stools. She cannot sit or lie on her back and even if does so for a few minutes, she gets alarming pain in her back and starts crying. She hasn't even slept properly. She's too little to go through such terrible pain. " - Devi, mother.