"Born after 8 years of marriage, our baby was supposed to complete our family. We finally have someone who makes our lives worth living. But this happiness comes with a heavy burden. Our baby's bad health is shattering all our hopes of a happier tomorrow", said baby's mother, Geeta Anand.
Geeta and Anand Natrajan have been married for 8 years now. On October 17, 2017, the couple were finally blessed with a baby boy. This was their first child and they were thrilled. But the joyous occasion soon became a nightmare when the baby was born almost two months premature.
Throughout her pregnancy, Geeta had high blood pressure and sugar. Suddenly one day, her BP shot up and no matter what the doctor tried, it did not normalise. The doctors were forced to deliver the baby in the 30th week of pregnancy as Geeta was unable to sustain the baby inside her any longer. She underwent emergency C-section.
The baby has been fighting to live even before he was born
As soon the baby was delivered, he had to be rushed to the NICU as his survival looked bleak. Extremely underweight, his lungs and liver were not yet fully formed. The baby needs to be in the NICU until he gains weight and begins to feed on his own. It could take at least 3-4 weeks. If not given this much time to recuperate, Geeta's son will not make it.
"My baby is suffering and so are we. It kills me to see my tiny baby being pierced by needles all over but what can I do? I want to get him home safe and sound, but without treatment, the doctors say he will not get better. We don't want to lose him. He's the one nice that has happened to us," said Geeta.
These parents have faced a lot of challenges to come this far
Geeta is a housewife and her husband is the only earning member of the family. He works in the marketing department of a private firm and earns a very small salary. The total estimated cost for the treatment is Rs 7 lakhs and the family has managed to pay Rs 1.7 lakhs by taking loans from friends and relatives. They have no resources left now and are finding it difficult to further raise the required amount.
How Can You Help?Your support can help Geeta and Anand save their only child. It's not fair that a newborn has to go through so much even before his parents could name him. Funds raised through this fundraiser will help to keep the baby alive and go back home to his parents.
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.