Jayant (48 years), contracted Covid 19 on 26th April. It all started with mild symptoms and we were all sure that he will get well soon and get back to his jovial self, cracking jokes with friends with his ever-smiling face. But he started developing breathlessness on 10th day and had to be admitted to Yashoda Hospital (Ghaziabad) in ICU where his CT score came out to 22/25 and his D-Dimer reading was above 15,000 (Normal is <250) which in medical parlance is considered to be serious and means that his lungs were completely infected and there was excessive blood clotting in the body. Over the next few days he was given every possible treatment including Remdesivir, Plasma and all other necessary medication. He was starting to show signs of recovery and was even talking to friends and family over phone. We all thought that the worst is behind us and our brother & friend would soon be coming back home to his family.
On 18th May, his SPO2 levels suddenly started falling and from a level of 95 came down to 55 within a matter of couple of hours. As the doctors rushed to him, he was almost sinking and was immediately put on to a ventilator. The next 6 days he fought valiantly for his life on the ventilator against all hopes from doctors. We tried everything including attempts to move him to bigger hospitals in Delhi and Gurgaon for ECMO treatment but after a long-drawn battle, he finally breathed his last on 27th May on the same hospital bed.
We all lost him (exactly one month after he contracted this deadly virus). Jayant was a caring and loving husband and father. He took good care of not just his own family (wife and 2 kids- son (12 years) and daughter (18 years) but also his parents and in-laws like a worthy son.
Now that he is gone, we all want to ensure that his kids get the best of education and his family is looked after like he would have, if he was around. We (group of his close friends, office colleagues) are starting this fund raise for his family to give them some support to come out of this tragedy.
Please come forward to support Jayant’s family. Any contribution would be of immense help. Do contribute and share this campaign link with your friends, family and colleagues.