“He didn’t cry at birth. All that we could notice was palpable fatigue and labored breathing. The doctors rushed him to another hospital hours after birth. Tubes and acute breathlessness welcomed him. And now, he is battling for life.” - Govind,
Days after birth, this baby can’t breathe without life support6 days after birth, Govind and Padma’s baby is surviving on life support. Immediately after birth, the baby had to be rushed to another hospital and following a thorough examination of the condition, he was diagnosed with acute respiratory defect and sepsis. The baby's lungs are underdeveloped and he also has an acute bacterial bloodstream infection.
The Mother hasn’t seen her 6-day-old son even onceWhile Padma was unconscious after the delivery procedure, Govind and his brother Suresh were shuttling between hospitals to ensure the mother’s recovery and the baby’s treatment would continue to be hurdle free. Padma has been emotionally devastated because she could not get to see her son.
“I just rushed to this hospital immediately after being discharged. I’m seeing him for the first time. How can I bear to see my child in tubes and artificial breathing support? But, I console myself with the joy of getting to see him,” says Padma
Troubles mount in a heap as the baby’s sister, too, suffers from medical problemsPadma’s daughter, Niharika, who is 1 and a half years old, is suffering from repeated bouts of fever with both her parents unable to devote time to her. Suresh has been running from to pole to post to keep the family’s hopes afloat. Painting houses, he earns 300 Rs day and every family member is neck deep in debt.
How can you help?Life support has kept death away from this 6-day-old baby. The treatment needs to go on for at least 3 weeks, if the boy is to have any chance of recovery. Unemployed and devastated, Govind needs 4.8 lakhs to fund prolonged ICU stay and save his son’s life.
I used to work on construction sites to ensure that my family had two square meals a day. I lost my job due to an illness 2 months ago. While I earned Rs 300/ day at my last job, I have to now spend 6,500 Rs/day just for ICU stay.Your support can save Padma's 6-day-old son
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