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Helpless Parents Struggle To Save 5-Month-Old Who Lost 70% Of His Small Intestine, Needs Urgent Help

“Amma is right here, paapu. I will make all of this go away soon. I’m not leaving without you,” Jyothi tells her 5-month-old son, Jasvin, as she strokes his little head. But baby Jasin is not awake – he can’t move, open his eyes or have a single drop of milk. Lying helpless on the PICU bed, he’s fighting death every day with 70% of his small intestine gone.

“Jasvin’s birth was like a miracle for us. I have PCOD and they told me that I might not have another child. I did everything I could, only so that we could have Jasvin. Now we might lose him. My husband is a police constable. He’s done everything in his capacity to continue Jasvin’s treatment, but now we can’t afford even one more days of treatment.” – Jyothi, mother

At just a few days old, baby Jasvin was kept isolated from his own family

Baby Jasvin’s life began in pain. He underwent surgery to help him pass stools when he was just 4 days old. He was in the NICU for a week before Jyothi and Subramanyam could take him home – but with a bag attached to his little body to help collect waste from his body.

Our family and friends would call us every other day, asking us if they could see our newborn. But he was restricted to a room. Nobody but both of us was allowed to even touch him. He’s that vulnerable to infections. Our older son wanted to see him, hold him, but even he couldn’t. At a time when people were supposed to dote on him, our baby was isolated.”

For 5 months, baby Jasvin survived on a restricted diet – he has a rare disease that causes bowel blockage. On April 25th he underwent surgery to remove the colostomy bag unfortunately even after the surgery, he couldn’t pass stools. Due to a blockage in his small intestine, they had to remove 70% of it. Now the baby is in the PICU, surviving on IV fluids.

This police constable is 11 lakhs in debt already, he can’t afford to continue the treatment

Subramanyam is a hardworking man. He’s a police constable in Gandipeta, Telangana and had to go back to work within days of Jasvin’s birth. Even when his child was in the NICU, Subramanyam couldn’t be with him – no matter how much he wanted to. Now that Jasvin’s life is once more in danger, Subramanyam is torn.

I have to go for my duty to make sure Jasvin gets the treatment, but every time I’m at work, all I think about is my son. I’ve taken a loan of 11 lakhs to continue his treatment till now, but it’s not enough. He needs to stay in the PICU for at least 10 more days and I just can’t afford it.” - Subramanyam

Only 5 months in this world and his parents already risk losing him to a deadly disease. Baby Jasvin can make it with continued PICU care. His parents need your help to save him.

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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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