"We have not even named him. It was so unexpected that it feels like everything we dreamed just collapsed. They carted him away to the NICU, and after that, it has just been racing to save him. He needs time to adjust in this big world. Time costs but we will do everything to give him all he needs."
"For 7 months everything was normal. Suddenly, one day, Asma said she could not feel any movement. We went for a scan immediately. The doctor said she needs to observe the baby closely. Since then, we started going for a scan every few days. She came down with the flu and had a high fever. The doctor said we have to immediately go in for a C-section. They had taken her blood for testing, and when the baby was delivered, the tests came back. She had H1N1. Our baby was immediately taken to the NICU, and Asma needed intensive treatment as well.”
“My wife and I never expected this sort of a thing to happen to us. We were prepared for a pregnancy and a child, but you never imagine such a situation to happen. Asma also needed treatment for swine flu, and her intestines were in a bad state. She was on TPN, not given food for 4 days, and then on liquid diet. It took a while for her to get back on her feet. Even now she is quite weak.”
“I have never asked for favors before. Whatever I have achieved today is because I worked hard and did not depend on luck or favors. But, he is my baby. I cannot put pride in the way of his life. I have to do everything possible to keep him alive. The doctor is sure he will make it if he is given time. My problem is financial. Also, I feel so depressed seeing him and my wife in this state. I put on a brave face in front of my family so they keep their hopes up. I feel helpless and let down by how our life just turned in a second.”
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.
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