My father, Vijay Kumar D had a liver transplant on 2nd October, 2017 at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. That was a fight of two years, from searching for donors to getting financial support arranged. We got incredible support from the community of patients, family members of patients, doctors, and all of you. We thought my dad got his second life. But it was not what we expected! Post the transplant he suffered many complications including a brain seizure for which he was in a coma and ventilator for 9 days in Nov, 2019. His hospital visits are never light; a visit means at least a week to ten days stay and incurs an expense of almost a lakh to 5 lakh per hospitalisation. In 2018-20 he had been hospitalised 6 times. I somehow managed the same by taking loans from friends and my salary. Throughout this entire traumatic process, Dad has been really strong; he was in incredible pain but was always smiling and never, ever gave up hope of full recovery.
On 26th Dec 2020 night, 2 days after my sister's wedding, he was severely breathless and had to be rushed to the AIG Hospital Emergency and then got admitted to the ICU. On testing it showed his kidney was acutely affected, his creatinine was high, and his lungs got accumulated with fluid and infection. It’s been 100 days since he joined the hospital, currently going through sepsis (blood infection) and getting treatment in the Apollo ICU. 10th Jan to 12th Jan, couple of his organs (respiratory system & kidney) had failed, but the doctors could reverse it. He is going through dialysis treatment and is showing slow and steady progress. Hospital bills have already crossed 85 lakhs. If things go as planned, doctors are hopeful about another kidney transplant, which would be a permanent solution. Besides this till the transplant, we need trained nurses for 24 hours to monitor his body's every muscle move, aiding his recovery and taking care of dialysis. We know the path to recovery is not easy, but we don’t want to give up.
We have exhausted all our contingencies, and if things proceed the way they are, we might have to stop his treatment altogether, which is the last thing we want to do.
If you could help us raise some funds, we would like to continue with my father's treatment, and hopefully this time around, he will also recover, and we can take him home with us.