Kirti in the hospital
Kirti can’t breathe normallyA month ago, Deepak, Kirti’s father, noticed that she was breathing very rapidly every single minute. With time he also noticed that Kirti wasn’t as active and playful as a normal 6-month-old. Since Deepak and Jyoti, Kirti’s mother, have another 5-year-old child, they knew something wasn’t right and decided to get her checked.
After an echo-test, it was found that Kirti was born with a heart defect and has developed a Complex Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease. In simple words, due to physical abnormalities in her heart, Kirti can’t breathe normally and her health is deteriorating every day. Babies her age have oxygen levels in their blood to be above 95% but Kirti’s levels were at 49%. Her body is very weak and has not been developing, physically, too.
Deepak, Kirti and Jyoti
Kirti’s state is very critical. Her Oxygen levels are deteriorating and she is fighting for her life. To have some chance of recovery, she needs to undergo an immediate heart surgery. Deepak is doing all he can, but as his financial resources have dwindled down to a minimum, he’s finding it very hard to provide for the surgery that could save his daughter’s life.
“The past week and a half have just been really hard. I wish that God doesn’t make anyone go through this. Watching her in this state with several pipes and wires connected to her body has completely swept away all the happiness from us.” – Deepak
Kirti’s parents struggled a lot to get her the best treatmentInitially, Deepak and Jyoti took her to a government hospital to get checked. To get an echo-test, they had to visit another hospital, while Kirti’s condition worsened. Again, after learning about the defect, they had to take her to another hospital where she was given the right medicines for a few days. This was short lived as the hospital wasn’t equipped to perform the surgery she needs.
Even with medicines, her condition didn’t improve and breathing got heavier than before. Kirti was now very critical. Finally, Deepak and Jyoti were able to find the hospital that could perform the surgery but they’re facing yet another obstacle after learning that just the surgery alone would cost around Rs. 2.5 lakhs. Deepak can’t afford this even if he worked for years. In addition to this, the doctors informed him that after this surgery, Kirti would need another surgery 2 years later.
Deepak and Jyoti have been through a lot. Their baby's health is deteriorating every day, and this is unimaginably hard for any parent to watch. They are trying all they can to save her life.
“We just want her to survive. This is the first time we’re experiencing this and it has hit us really hard. My wife and I are sad every day but we are really positive too.” – Deepak.
Deepak and Jyoti need help to save their daughterDeepak, who hasn’t gone to college, is working for a small company doing clerical tasks and errands. His savings, every month, are around Rs. 500.
The estimated cost of just the cardiac surgery is Rs. 2.5 lakhs. Hospital costs and medicines would also be something Deepak needs to worry about.
Deepak has borrowed Rs. 50,000 on interest, to get his daughter the medicines and treatments she has needed till now. He has no means to provide for the life-saving surgery Kirti needs. Now, he needs your help to save his daughter.
How you can helpKirti, a 6-month-old is born with a severe heart defect and is now fighting for her life in the hospital, where she awaits a life-saving heart surgery. Her father, Deepak, has been through a lot and has no way to provide for the surgery she desperately needs.
Your contribution could save Kirti’s life.
The specifics of this case have been verified by the medical team at the concerned hospital. For any clarification on the treatment or associated costs, contact the campaign organizer or the medical team.