“Whenever they take my 1-year-old son, Samriddho inside the operation theatre, I pray a little, hoping that this shouldn’t be the last time that I see him. After 5 surgeries in just a year, my baby has been reduced to bones. There’s no part of his body that hasn’t been pierced with needles multiple times. His face is covered with tubes. My little champ has held on so well that even the doctors say he is a fighter. But I don’t know how long is it before his little body gives up,” Sourav, Samriddho’s father.
This 1-year-old was just recovering from a liver transplant when his condition worsened
Little Samriddho’s sufferings started just after he was born. He was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a condition in which bile ducts are blocked or completely absent. The little baby underwent a liver transplant in February when he was just 9 months old. After a painful battle of several months, Sourav thought that finally, his baby will be happy and healthy. But his happiness didn't last long.
“Four months after the transplant, my wife Madhumita and I found out that he had a tonsil swelling. A few days later, he vomited blood. He had lost so much blood that we were scared we willl lose him. Since then he’s sufferings haven’t stopped”- Sourav, father
He underwent 5 surgeries after the transplant
Samriddho now suffers from 'Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder' - a serious complication that occurs in people after a transplant. This could causes infections, perforations and will turn fatal without critical treatment. Baby Samriddho has undergone 5 surgeries after the transplant. Due to this, he cannot be fed and has to depend on liquid supplements.
Helpless parents have to watch their baby struggle every day
Baby Samriddho’s sufferings since his birth have left the parents devastated. Samriddho's mother, Madhumita stays near Samriddho whenever she is allowed to while his father- Sourav goes around arranging whatever little he could to pay for this treatment
“We had our baby' after 6 years of marriage. Madhumita and I had so many dreams for him. We were determined to give him all the happiness. But now, we are on the verge of losing him. My fears of losing him has only multiplied with the passing days.”- Sourav
His father, a teacher, has nothing left to pay for his crucial treatment
Sourav works as a teacher in an institution in Kolkata and had a decent income to provide his family with a normal life. But after Somriddho fell sick, he has exhausted everything to save his son. He has spent his savings and borrowed a lot to spend over Rs 36 lakhs for his son’s treatment so far. Now arranging another Rs 10 lakhs is impossible for him. Without any help, Sourav will lose his baby, for whom he has been fighting for months.
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1-year-old Samriddho is suffering from severe complications after a liver transplant and is very critical. He is fighting for his life in the ICU for almost a month now. He might even need another surgery to stay alive. His parents have exhausted everything and have nothing left to save him.