“We sleep on the floor of the hospital, we can’t afford to travel back and forth from home and we can’t leave our only child alone here. We will only go home with our baby, but we have nothing left to save him.” – Srinivas, father
Seconds after he was born, he struggled to breatheAnusha can’t help but think about the day of her delivery. It was the 7th month of her pregnancy, and just before Srinivas left for work, she had a shooting pain in her stomach. She immediately knew something was wrong.
“We took an auto to the nearby hospital. They told me I had to deliver the baby soon. As soon as he was born, he struggled to breathe.” – Anusha, mother
Srinivas and Anusha’s baby boy was rushed to a hospital with an NICU facility. They soon found out that their baby has a heart condition that was causing an obstruction to the food pipe.
The helpless parents can see him only once a dayOn 12 March, the baby boy underwent a surgery for his condition. However, he soon developed respiratory distress. He has been admitted in the ICU with oxygen support ever since.
“We get to see him only once a day for a few minutes. We can only hold his little hands, but not for long. He’s vulnerable to infections. He can’t breathe on his own yet.” - Anusha
They’ve sold everything they had to continue his treatment, now they are helplessSrinivas works as an attendant in a school in Hyderabad. He earns Rs. 11,000 per month. To start his baby’s treatment, he had to sell the only property they owned – a small flat they owned, the only financial security they had. He has spent nearly 7 lakhs till now, and can’t afford any more on no income.
“I haven’t been able to go for work for nearly a month now. I won’t be able to go for the next few weeks because my baby still needs to stay in the ICU.” – Srinivas
Srinivas and Anusha long to take their baby back home with them, but they have nothing left to afford the treatment he needs. Their baby boy needs to stay in the ICU for longer to recover. You can help save him.
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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