Newborn Baby With Severe Lung Malformation Needs Urgent Surgery To Survive | Milaap

Newborn Baby With Severe Lung Malformation Needs Urgent Surgery To Survive

“When I saw my baby for the first time, he looked so beautiful. His tiny fingers were curling up to hold my hand and I just couldn’t stop watching him. But within just a few days, everything fell apart. Doctors said that my baby was critically ill and all my happiness just faded away. It’s been more than 3 weeks now, he has been constantly battling for his life in the ICU and I am scared to lose him.”
 - Shireesha, mother

Her baby needs surgery to survive

Shireesha had a full-term delivery and everything seemed had seemed normal. Nothing had hinted that her newborn baby would suffer from such a severe condition. He was diagnosed with congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM), a mass of abnormal fetal lung tissue that forms during pregnancy. In this little baby’s case, a lesion has been found in the lungs, that has solidified and is filled with fluid. This condition can only be treated with surgery.

“If this was not enough, my child also contracted pneumonia and now his surgery is further delayed. It can only happen when he recovers from pneumonia which is taking forever. He is just a little baby, why doees he have to suffer like this?” - Shireesha

He is recovering but his parents are failing to continue his treatment 

Currently, the baby is on a ventilator, undergoing treatment for pneumonia. He is showing sure signs of improvement. But he needs to stay in the NICU for at least one more week to recover, after which he will undergi surgery and would need 3 weeks of post-operative care, as well. Although the baby has a very high chance of winning this battle, his parents are failing to meet the expenses of his treatment.

“We were supposed to be happy and not frightened at our baby’s birth. It was so unexpected. But as soon as his condition was diagnosed, I put everything I had on the line to save my son. But it is not enough. I am unable to continue any further.” - Venkateshwarlu, father

They need your help

Venkateshwarlu is a daily wage worker who earns just enough to keep his family afloat. But now, it is not even enough to afford one day’s medical costs.

“If we can’t afford this treatment, all the progress, all our efforts will go in vain. My child's suffering would be for nothing and I don’t want that. I want my baby to get better, so I can take him home with us. I want to watch him grow and call me ‘papa’. Please help me save my son! You are my only hope.” - Venkateshwarlu


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Patient Baby of Shireesha is 1 month old, living in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
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Being treated in Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Receiving NICU Care treatment for congential lung malformation

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