“As a mother, there’s nothing worse and more painful than losing your children…watching them die before your eyes. And I’ve already lost two. Now my newborn is in the ICU. His heart can’t beat on it’s own, he can’t breathe on his own…he has machines doing all of this for him. He’s only 1-month-old. This can’t be how his life begins.” – Sonal, mother
During the fifth month of her pregnancy, Sonal found out that her unborn baby had a heart disease. His heartbeat was irregular. What she didn’t know was how serious it was. As soon as he was born, he was rushed to the NICU. It’s been a month, and he’s still there.
The mother and son were separated soon after his birthAs soon as her baby was born, he was taken away from her. Sonal panicked. All she could think about was what would happen to the baby, would she lose him too like she lost her other two babies?
“I lost my first child in my stomach. I never saw him live. My second child died when he was just 3 days old. Now I might lose him too… when they took him away from me, I thought I wouldn’t see him again. But he fought, he fought so hard.”
He was barely 15 days old when he had a surgery – he needed a pacemaker to regularize his heartbeat. Unfortunately now, his lungs are failing and he has a severe blood infection. He is critical.
Despite being in severe pain, she stays with her son all-daySonal’s baby needs to stay in the NICU for at least two more weeks to survive. But Sonal has nothing to save him. In one month she’s already spent 10 lakhs – borrowing from family, selling her jewellery. She is with her son now, day in and out, even though she’s in pain herself after the c-section surgery.
“I’m okay, my stitches are still healing…but I’m okay. Nothing compared to the pain my son is going through. I held him once, and it was the best moment. Now I can’t hold him…he’s on the ventilator and hasn’t opened his eyes. I have no way to save him.”
Fortunately, Sonal’s baby boy has a good chance of survival if he gets the treatment in time. He has to stay in the NICU for 2 more weeks to survive. Sonal can only save him with your help.
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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