“We had an almost happy marriage life. The only thing we missed in our life was a child. We have been married for 8 years and yet we had no child. When we had almost lost our hope, I heard the best news of my life that my wife was pregnant with our first child. Our happiness knew no bounds, only we never imagined it would be short lived.” – Sunil Kumar, father.
Sunil Kumar and his wife Mamatha were eagerly waiting for their baby to be born. Mamatha almost smiled with tears in her eyes when she recalled how excited they had been when they first saw their baby’s movements during her scans. Their little son, however, came out way too early. Mamatha gave birth to a premature baby during her 7th month of pregnancy.
“I wanted a boy and my husband wanted a baby girl. We never thought I would have any complications as things were normal for the first two semesters. Suddenly, everything went wrong. I had sudden BP increased and my thyroid level shot. Next thing I knew, I was at the hospital and had delivered a baby boy who was not fully developed.” – Mamatha, mother.
“I don't know about whom I should worry about more—my premature baby who is the NICU since the day he was born or my wife who has been continuously weeping looking at our boy’s condition. I feel helpless in both situations. I am not able to bear my baby’s treatment cost nor am I able to console my heartbroken wife” – Sunil Kumar, father.
Mamatha waits outside the NICU every day to see her baby for just a few minutes and feed him milk that’s given through a tube. It kills her to know that her baby is unable to breathe or feed like other normal babies.
“No mother should go through such pain. It’s truly dreadful” - Mamatha, mother.
The little boy, who is now a week old, has been kept in NICU on ventilator. He was born with severe breathing trouble and jaundice. Photo therapy treatment had also been started but it has to be continued for the next few weeks.
The baby requires prolonged ICU stay at least for the next 8-10 weeks. The medical expenses for further treatment and medical assistance would cost around 8 lakhs.
Sunil Kumar who is a vegetable seller earns a modest income. He has used up all his savings for his wife’s delivery. They had never imagined that such a situation would arise where they would need an extra huge sum of money. He feels helpless at his misfortune.
Sunil Kumar says he has nothing now to sell except his pain to save his 1-week-old son who is in the NICU battling for his dear life.
Mamatha says all she wishes right now is to hold her little baby in her arms and feed him. Unfortunately, her simple wish cannot be fulfilled without your contribution.
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.
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