“He was about to turn 1 next month and we even started planning for his very first birthday, wanting to make it special. We first thought it to be a normal fever. But it was just the beginning of something so bad, we possibly couldn’t imagine what was coming.” - Santosh, father
Misdiagnosis led to severe complicationsTwo weeks ago, an unconscious Joyson was rushed to the nearest hospital in the middle of the night. His temperature had spiked to 104 degree and the doctors suspected it to be COVID-19, given the condition of his lungs. However, the misdiagnosis only led to severe complications. The 11-month-old was yet again rushed to another hospital in a very critical state..
“We were told that his life was hanging by a thread and that we should shift him to a bigger hospital. It was just unbelievable that for 48 hours my child had been recieving the wrong treatment, when he was actually suffering from Dengue. Now, he is in the ICU with multiple organ complications and here we are, unable to do anything to save him. ” - Santosh
He needs continued treatment to survive but his parents can't afford itAfter examining him in the bigger hospital, Joyson was diagnosed with Severe Dengue, Septic Shock and Severe Metabolic Acidosis. He was put on mechanical ventilation as his lungs were too weak to function, resulting in him being unable to breathe on his own.
“Several days have passed now and he hasn’t opened his eyes yet - his medications won’t let him. The doctors have still not declared him to be out of danger and now we barely have the capacity to keep up with the expenses. In a day or two, we won’t even be able to afford one meal a day, let alone our child’s treatment. I just want to take him home, healthy and safe.” - Rajeshwari. mother
Only you can helpOnly continued treatment can save this baby boy’s life which will cost these parents 8 lakh rupees, something they can never afford. They have already borrowed and sold all their valuables to keep their son alive and now, they have nothing left.
“My husband and I are fruit sellers, just making enough to run the house. We are in no position to afford such an expensive treatment. I am afraid that due to our incapability, we’ll lose our son. I want him to live. I want him to continue being his mischievous self. I want to watch him go to school and grow up...” - Rajeshwari
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