“It’s been 2 months since my baby drank milk or slept properly. She is suffering from severe diarrhea and is losing weight drastically. She is just 5 months old and now she needs essential nutrients to develop. How will she grow if nothing stays in her stomach? The doctors have said that her condition is critical. I can’t see her become so weak.”
– Ramya, Mother
Baby Hernya Valli was diagnosed with chronic diarrhea within 2 months of her birth. They went to 4 different hospitals and innumerable tests, and it took them 2 months just to figure out what the problem was.
Her weight suddenly decreased
"Each day she was losing weight so drastically. Her weight once fell to 1.4 kgs, I was so scared that I would lose her." - Ramya
She needs Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) which is a method of feeding that bypasses the gastrointestinal tract. Fluids are injected directly into the veins to provide the body with required nutrients. This is the only way to make sure Baby Hernya's health does not deteriorate.
Srinivas and Ramya are young parents with big dreams for their little girl. Their little world has been shattered with their baby falling sick. They are doing everything they can to save their daughter.Total Parenteral Nutrition is working on Hernya. She is 3.7 kgs now but the parents are unable to continue the treatment any further, they are falling weak now, financially.
How can such a small baby undergo so much medication and treatment
“It’s so painful to see my little one suffer like this. How can such a little baby undergo so much medication and treatment? My wife cannot stop crying over our baby. She is all we have. All our savings is gone. I have spent around 11 Lakhs in the last two months for the hospital charges. I cannot afford more and I cannot afford to lose her too.” – Srinivas, Father
Srinivas works as a junior software engineer in a private company. Since 3 months, Srinivas couldn't go to work. He now gets paid on a daily basis. The more work he does, the more he gets paid. But Hernya needs her father's constant support. Ramya alone cannot manage her treatment requirements. Srinivas tries to work as much as possible but it is not enough.
Srinivas is in debt. He has taken a loan of Rs. 6 Lakhs and there is no other source for him now to get more money. But he requires 7.5 Lakhs more to save his daughter. Without this treatment, Hernya will not be able to make it.
Baby Hernya needs medical attention for at least a year until she gains weight. These parents have resorted to the only option they could think of… that is to seek help. With your kind contributions, their little girl can recover soon.