I am Chiresh Gundappa and I work for Amazon. I want to save my mother and I need your help! I am raising this for the ECMO, Lung Transplantation, and critical care because she is at the weakest point and the process of recovery will be really slow(6 months to a year).
Where are you?
Located in Seattle Washington USA, but visiting my mother in India.
Your relationship to the parties you’re raising funds for?
My mother Umavathi H.
Lung transplantation for my mother. My mother tested Covid-19 positive on 25th of April 2021. She is battling for her life till now. I need to raise this goal as early as possible.
With gratitude and humility, I welcome you all to my page. I have a timeline for quick readers and detailed version for story readers.
27th April - She was rushed to hospital as oxygen dropped to 80.
28th April - CT scan of score 16/25. CORADS 5.
29th April - Search for Remdesivir starts. We administered 11 until the 9th of May.
1st May - Oxygen dropped to 60.
2nd May - Search for Itolizumab and Baricitinib starts. We administered Itolizumab and Baricitinib. Her lungs had 65% infection.
7th May - Moved to a ventilator as her oxygen dropped to 60.
9th May - Search for Plasma donor starts. We administered 2 units of Plasma.
10th May - By now she had completed 4-5 sessions of Physiotherapy.
11th May - Search for a hospital that has ECMO starts.
12th - 14th - Hospitals declined moving, as her oxygen kept dropping to 55-60.
15th May - Signs of improvement on X-ray reports. Her lungs looked lot better, may be about 40% clear from infection.
3rd June - Moved her out of ventilator to an isolation ward as she maintained a consistent oxygen level at 88.
5th June - Oxygen drops to 55. Moved her back to a ventilator. Administered (RTPA) to diffuse blood clots.
16th June - Took a leap to move her to a better hospital for further treatment.
18th June - Intubation starts.
22nd June - Suggestion for Lung Transplantation starts.
25th June - Administered ECMO.
I have exhausted all the money that I had, to save her. A whole of me wants her, a part of her wants to see us grow with her. She is conveying this through her will power. Here I am making a request to you all to help me give her life back.
I know money is a concern, but even a $ helps me get closer to my goal.
I need to raise this goal the earliest as I have started the Lung Transplant registration process.
I hope my timeline and story helps people to understand the process for COVID-19. I don't wish anybody to go through what I and my family are going through at the moment. Stay SAFE!!
APRIL-This story is about my mother. On 27th, my mother was admitted to the hospital as her oxygen dropped to 80. We somehow managed to get a bed with oxygen cylinder at Sanjeevini hospital. As India was hit with the second wave and was at its peak with Delta Variant, there was a huge crisis for beds, oxygen cylinders, Plasma, and all COVID related medications were banned by the government such as Remdesivir, Baricitinib, Tocilizumab. The only way of getting these medicines were to register the patient's information with the Government, and the hospital would receive it based on the requests. Her lungs were infected with CT scan of score 16/25 on the day of admission. The last week of April, we started to administer Remdesivir.