"We are waiting to bring him home, cradle him in our arms and call him by his name. Our baby is brave, and I am positive that he will come out of this ordeal. We just have to help him a little," says Shobha.
Shobha and her husband had a baby last month, but what should have been a joyous occasion, soon turned into a nightmare. The baby was born premature and had to be immediately shifted to the NICU because he couldn't breathe. The couple does not have the means to save their precious newborn baby
"He is so tiny and already fighting such a big battle"Shobha was few days shy of completing 8 months of pregnancy when she had to get an emergency C-section. The blood flow through her umbilical cord had reversed, putting the life of her yet-to-be-born baby in serious jeopardy.
Though the C-section was successful, her baby had difficulty breathing and had to be shifted to the NICU. As of now, he weighs only 1.1 kg and needs to be under critical care for at least a month more. Born on December 12, 2017, the baby has a long way to go before his parents can take him home.
"I knew something was wrong throughout the pregnancy. I just hoped to complete nine months somehow. During my last visit before C-section, the doctor told me that everything seemed to be normal. But two days later, I was being wheeled to the OT while my husband stood by the door, scared to death about us," Shobha recalls.
Family of Humble MeansShobha is a nurse and makes Rs 9,000 per month. Her husband, Anantara is a cab driver and his earnings depend on the number of passengers he gets that month. Married for four years now, they stay with Anantara's mother, who is also old and needs frequent hospital visits.
"We don't have anyone in our family who can help us financially. I don't know who to ask for help anymore. We've spent everything we had but the baby's treatment is not even half done. I don't know how we will complete the treatment,” Sobha says.
How you can helpShobha is scared that if her baby doesn't get the proper treatment, she may lose him. She has spent over Rs 3 lakhs on treatment till now, and is finding it difficult to arrange for remaining funds. She still needs Rs 5 lakhs more, if no other complication takes place. She is desperate to save her newborn and could really use some support.
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