3-Month-Old Suffers From Rare Disorder That Leaves Him Feverish & Prone To Infections | Milaap

3-Month-Old Suffers From Rare Disorder That Leaves Him Feverish & Prone To Infections

“No matter how many precautions I take, infections find a way to reach my baby. He has had continuous high-grade fevers that regularly crossed 104 degrees. Every time it happens, his small body shivers and he cries endlessly. If this continues, doctors say that he might...that we might lose him.” -Nausheen, mother

3-month-old Ahmed suffers from Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency Type -1, a super-rare disorder characterized by immunodeficiency, resulting in recurrent infections. It affects 1 person in 1 million. The baby has been fighting against it for more than a month now. He needs a Bone Marrow Transplant to beat it and live a normal life.

He's getting better, but it may be short-lived without a transplant

If you see Ahmed, his smile will melt your heart. It would be hard to believe he is suffering from a life-threatening disease. Thanks to medications, this is the best that Ahmed has ever been, but it might not last long. Due to his weak immune system, Ahmed is prone to infections and even the smallest of infections can turn fatal.

“After one and a half months of struggle, we have just started to see him smile a little. He recognizes me and Javed and is so much better now. But his hardships are not over yet, he needs a bone marrow transplant at the earliest and it should be done while he is healthy." - Nausheen

We can’t afford the transplant 

The transplant needs to be done in the next few days and will cost 22 lakh rupees which Javed and Nausheen cannot afford. Javed works as an electrician at a small shop near his village and Nausheen is a housewife. Their income and savings are not enough to save their son and they are devastated.

“We belong to a remote village. My husband earns a daily wage and it is just enough for us to survive. My husband is running from pillar to post, begging for money, trying to save our little child from this disorder. But it is beyond our means to arrange so much money.” - Nausheen

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Patient Ahmed Ayd is 3 months old, living in Bengaluru, Karnataka
Being treated in Aster, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Receiving treatment for Immunodeficiency disorder

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