I am not sure how to begin or what to say, so I will just let things spill.
Ma is in hospital in Calcutta, India. She has had multiple organ failure (heart, kidney, and lungs) and is in critical condition. She will most probably make it and I am keeping my fingers crossed. My dad and I are alone in this and feel lost. My dad is 80; mom is 76, and my elder brother is not around anymore (passed away a few years back). With no source of income for baba, my parents are, for obvious reasons, dependent on me. Generally, I never have had to contribute anything towards their day to day expenditures but hospitalization is a different beast altogether. I cannot believe I am even typing this here because those who know me know that this isn’t me. I don’t do this. With nowhere to go and nothing seeming right, I am turning to all of you to help me help my mom, if at all possible and you think this situation needs your attention. No hard feelings at all if you cannot or don’t remember me. Everyone has got problems of their own and deal with them in their own way. This is my desperate attempt to make sense of the situation I am in because I feel totally lost sitting here with my dad in Calcutta. I am not ashamed to say that even though I am trying my best to keep my head straight for my family’s sake, I am in an emotional mess.
For those who have seen her, my sweet mama is barely recognizable from these photos
My dad and I are probably looking at 10.5 lakhs currently, which is what probably it is going to end up costing for us. We have already paid 2.5 lakhs out of his savings. I am worried about the future, both immediate future and beyond. Too many thoughts in my head—will my mom pull through? What will happen to my dad? What about my job at my college? So many things to stress out about…
I am blabbering too much. I am sorry. If you can kindly pitch in anything (whatever that may be 50, 100, 500,1000,…...anything, anything), my parents and I will never forget your gratitude and will forever be in your debt. I mean it. I thought about this hard and long, whether should I even type this thing and share it publicly, with people who I knew, know, or stay in touch with from time to time and even strangers. I never thought I would have to do something like this myself.
If you are in Kolkata and would like to visit her, she is admitted at GD Hospital & Diabetes Institute, ICU,