My niece was born extremely premature at 25.4 weeks of pregnancy on 5th Nov 2018.
As a brave little soldier she fought for herself and came out of those initial critical days obviously with some expected ups and downs. Over the course of her treatment, she was diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) and Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) apart from other complications. She had to undergo PDA ligations operation since the PDA opening was quite significant at 3.5 mm and could not be left untreated.
Even though PDA problem is resolved after the heart operation, but unfortunately her CLD (chronic lung disease) with bad fibrosis is very severe because of which she is not been able to wean out of oxygen thus even after 5+ months she still remains to be in the hospital.
As per the doctors, the stay continues to be indefinite and they cannot suggest for how long she will have to stay in the hospital since the lungs are in very bad shape and she cannot breath on her own and needs continues oxygen and medical support.
We are physically, mentally and financially completely drained out and broke. We are , not sure how are we going to sustain these medical expenses alongside other liabilities. My elder niece is due for an admission in university this year and there was some savings for her education and future which we ended up spending for the medical treatment of my niece.
We greatly appreciate any assistance in this matter.
Even though she is recovering but at a very slow pace and would require an extended period of stay and treatment at the hospital which as per the estimate given by the hospital would cost approximately INR 49 lacs more for approximately next 2 months. we sincerely request you all to help.