“We have been in the hospital since August. We never imagined, it would be this difficult to keep them alive even after birth. We live in constant fear for their lives. Only in the last one week, they finally improved and the doctors say that we can save them.” – Ramakrishna, father of the twins
From birth, the twins have been fighting to liveThe twins were born extremely premature at just 28 weeks, both weighing less than 1kg. At birth, they couldn’t feed. They can’t breathe because their lungs are not yet fully formed. They are unable to maintain their body temperature and struggle with infections because they are not prepared for the world outside their mother’s womb.
“It has been very hard. We don’t have the courage to even think of going home, or come up with names for our children. But over the last two months, we have seen our babies overcome their difficulties one by one. Now, they just need to start breathing on their own and weigh at least 1.5 kgs. It is just a matter of supporting them for a few more weeks.” – Ramakrishna
Ramakrishna had to quit his job to take care of his wife and childrenRamakrishna worked as a pharmacist in a company. But due to complications in his wife’s pregnancy and the premature delivery, he had to quit work. He never knew when he would be called to the hospital, to donate blood or to give consent for critical procedures. This has been the reality of his life for the last four months.
“I have paid bills of over Rs 15 lakhs with my uncles’ help. I still need to pay more than that to save our babies. I’ve never even earned this much money. When I start thinking about how to arrange more, I can’t go to sleep. They’re finally starting to breathe on their own. Open their eyes and see us. I pray to God to somehow help me save them.” – Ramakrishna
Without help, Ramakrishna can’t save the twinsRamakrishna, Nagalakshmi have done everything they could to get to this point. They lost their previous prematurely born baby due to lack of facilities in their hometown. Ramakrishna even moved to Hyderabad to make sure Nagalakshmi and the babies get the right treatment. He needs just a little more help to ensure his children’s survival.
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