Farmer Needs Your Help To Save His Newborn Suffering From Heart Disease | Milaap

Farmer Needs Your Help To Save His Newborn Suffering From Heart Disease

“We rushed her in an ambulance to the city hospital at night 1 o’clock while my wife was still recovering from the surgery in the hospital. It was a long journey and every minute felt longer as I watched my baby gasp for breath. I was so terrified of losing her that I couldn’t stop crying.” - Veeru

Mounika and Veeru’s newborn baby girl was diagnosed with a heart condition and she needed immediate open-heart surgery, which she underwent as soon as she was taken to a bigger hospital.

She underwent a major surgery that lasted 5 hours

“No one in my family had such an operation before and I was scared at the thought of knife piercing through my child’s body that too for operating her heart. The operation took 5 hours and I can’t tell you how restless and tensed I was. She is barely a few days old and she has to go through so much already. It breaks my heart to see her struggle like this.” - Veeru

Though the operation was successful, the baby needs prolonged treatment to recover. She is currently admitted in the ICU. Her lungs are still weak, so she is unable to breathe on her own and is on mechanical ventilation.  

She was shattered at the sight of her baby after surgery

Mounika met her baby a week after she underwent her heart operation. Looking at her baby for the first time, surrounded by wires, machines and wrapped up in bandages, she was emotionally shattered.

“I still cannot believe I wasn’t there for my daughter when she had such a big operation, I wish I knew, I wish I was here. I want to pick her up and hold her in my arms to comfort her, but I can’t. I long for the day when that can happen and I can take her home.” - Mounika

These parents desperately need your help

Further treatment is beyond these parents’ means. They are struggling to keep up with the expenses and are in desperate need of help.

“I am a farmer and merely earn enough to run the house. I often have to go for daily wage work to put food on the table. When I got to know that my little girl has heart disease, I didn’t even have enough in my pocket to take her to a bigger hospital. I had to borrow from people, beg them to lend me money. But that is not at all enough to bear her treatment expenses.” - Veeru, father

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Patient Baby of Mounika is 15 days old, living in Hyderabad, Telangana
Being treated in Rainbow Children's Heart Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana

Receiving Heart surgery treatment for Congenital Heart Disease

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