A Viral Infection Has Left This 4-Month-Old Struggling To Survive In The ICU | Milaap

A Viral Infection Has Left This 4-Month-Old Struggling To Survive In The ICU

“We were on our way back home. I was holding my baby on my lap and he suddenly started shaking, his eyes were wide open, and he wasn’t conscious anymore. We went straight to the hospital and he... he was taken to the PICU. He was put on a ventilator as he couldn’t breathe. I haven't been that terrified in my entire life. I almost lost him that day...” - Rukhsar, mother

He needs continued ICU care to survive

4-months-old Ishaan suffers from Myocarditis, a condition caused by a viral infection that has severely weakened this little one’s heart. His condition is so serious right now that it can lead to heart failure and even sudden death. He needs to be in continuous observation and on mechanical ventilation to survive.

“He had all his vaccinations on time and the reports on his birth were all normal. His heart was fine too then where did this disease come from all of a sudden? Why is God punishing my little boy so much?” - Syed, father

The mother fainted when she saw him in the ICU

When Ishaan’s condition was a little stable, the parents were allowed to see him in the ICU. While Syed was processing all that has happened just within a matter of a few hours, Ruksar fainted looking at her child in that condition.

She was devastated at the sight of Ishaan on that bed, with all the machines attached to him. Within the next few minutes she fainted. I had to take her home and after that the doctors didn’t allow us to visit him as he risked infection. He is better now but still not out of danger." - Syed

The father started selling eggs on the street to survive

Life had not been easy for this family in the last couple of months. Syed used to work at a wallet manufacturing workshop, where he was paid on weekly bases for his labour but he lost his job due to the pandemic and had no option but to sell eggs on the street to run the household.

“I don’t know how am I going to afford my son’s treatment. I sell eggs for a living now. I have no income, no valuable thing that I can sell. Without the ICU care, I am going to lose him. Help me save him please!


The treatment will cost around 5 lakh rupees that these poor parents cannot afford. Your generous contributions can save little Ishaan. You are their only hope. Click here to contribute.
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Patient Ishaan is 4 months old, living in Kolkata, West Bengal
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Being treated in Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal

Receiving PICU Care treatment for acute myocarditis

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