“My miscarriage in 2016 was heartbreaking, I was so depressed and silent. Now, 3 years after that horrific incident, my baby is in this box fighting for each breath. My entire body shakes when I see her like this. I just want her to come home.” – Nisha
Due to an emergency, Nisha had to give birth to her baby within just 6 months of pregnancy. Her baby girl weighs just 600 grams and is put in a life-support chamber where she must receive the necessary life-saving treatments for at least 3 more months. With nothing left, Nisha’s husband has asked everyone but he still doesn’t even have a fraction of what’s needed to save his daughter.
They said she won't make it, but my little baby is a fighterAfter 5 years of marriage, 29-year-old Nisha and Dilip were finally having a long-awaited child. But their joy was subdued when just around a month ago Nisha contracted malaria and suffered from a chest infection.
“I was in a lot of pain. My whole body was aching so bad. I was given an injection but the pain just became worse. I was in tears because I knew something would happen to my child. I was getting breathless and then I just fell unconscious.” – NishaThe baby had to be prematurely delivered through an emergency C-section. Dilip was told that the baby is very premature and there are very tiny to no chances of survival.
Nisha has gone through a sorrowful miscarriage
“In 2016, I had a miscarriage and it was the worst feeling. I was completely broken. I wanted to try again and after that I was on so many medicines which made me gain weight too.” - NishaEvery day, Nisha had to take 3 injections which cost around Rs. 400 each. She had to take over 6 tablets too on a daily basis. She also underwent immunotherapy. All of this was completely unaffordable but Dilip worked hard and borrowed in the hope of finally conceiving a child.
Dilip and Nisha don’t even have anything to sellRiddled in debt, Dilip and Nisha had to give up the fertility treatment. But, they were finally able to conceive. Now that their baby girl was prematurely delivered, they have absolutely nothing left to keep her there even for a few weeks, let alone 3 months.
“I have to pay for our home rent and food every month which is around Rs. 10,000. I work 14 hours at a hospital and get paid just Rs. 15,000 per month. Even when Nisha was pregnant, we had to do a sonography and take medications every 2 weeks and all of this has left us with no savings. My father is no more, and I’m the only working member of the family. I also take care of my mother’s expenses. Seeing our baby like this with so many pipes attached is terrible but I don’t want to give up.” – Dilip
Dilip needs to provide Rs. 12 lakhs so that his daughter continues to get the life-saving support she needs for at least 3 more months. She needs to gain over 1kg in weight too. He has already paid Rs. 70,000 for the emergency delivery and borrowed around Rs. 1.5 lakhs. He just has nothing left to sell and nobody to ask for more money from.
Premature babies, especially those born in just 6 months, are at extremely high risk. However, Nisha and Dilip’s baby girl is fighting hard and has shown some improvement too.
All Nisha wants to do is hold her child and take her home with her once she’s normal. Your help will ensure that Nisha’s baby remains in the NICU and gets the treatment she needs.
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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