My parents are in Kerala and both of them are elderly, over 70 years old. My mother (name: Chellamma k k) has been a COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) patient for the last 25 years and was in treatment. respiratory failure is also there and now her situation has grown much worse and doctors have diagnosed a liver infection also. In addition, she is having some mental illness, this is because of the less oxygen supply to the brain. She is very weak and disoriented. My mother taking medicine for all these issues including thyroid. It costs more than Rs.1000/- for one week’s medicine. In the past One and half years she has been admitted in the hospital many times and every time it costs 20k - 40k. She is being under treatment in Marian Medical Center in Pala in the Kottayam district of Kerala. My siblings also share the expense but in the current situation we are struggling to survive. Now the situation is like, if she is at home for two weeks, next one week she should be admitted in hospital otherwise the condition will get worst. She needs a regular visit to the hospital and get admitted for minimum one week in a month.
It’s been almost one year she has had to take external oxygen for 24*7 to survive. For the last 10 months we are renting an oxygen concentrator and it costs Rs.4000/- per month. Because we are using the concentrator, the electricity bill is coming up to 4 - 6k every month.10 months ago, I have done a fund raising for my mother and I could raise 80k and I could use that amount for her treatment for a few months.
In the last two years me and my family had to borrow money from financiers and friends for my mother’s treatment and for my parents’ living expenses. And right now, our family is in a lot of debt. We couldn't repay it because my mother's condition got unexpectedly worse. Now I don't know how will we continue her treatment. My parents are also living in a rented house; we don't have our own house or land.
I know this may not be a permanent solution for my problems but if some of you can help me, I can continue my mother's treatment for a while also we can cover some of our living expenses like house rent. I hope you can understand what I say. I am ready to give my address or other details if anybody wants it. This is not a fake story and I am desperately in need of help. Please help me!