He was born with small proportions
“As soon as he was born, neither of us were able to get a good look at him. While they assured us everything was perfectly fine, he was far too small. So, he had to spend 13 days in the NICU. Soon they allowed us to take him home, and everything was great! We were settling into parenthood quite well, and everyone at home was so happy to have a baby to dote over. We never expected things to turn out like this…” - Panchami, mother
His head has swelled up because of fluid build-up
A month after his birth, these parents began noticing some alarming changes in their baby that made them extremely anxious. For one, he would have recurring high fevers that caused his whole body to tremble, especially his hands and legs. They also noticed his forehead had expanded, and his eyes had begun to bulge out of his head.
“As days passed, we realised his condition was worsening and wasted no time in approaching a local hospital to get him checked out. They had to run so many tests on him to figure out what was going on, and when the results were finally out, we were told he had excess fluid in his brain, causing his head to swell. They weren’t equipped to treat him, so we had to take him to a bigger hospital.” - Sandeepon, father
He has a fungal infection in his brain, only urgent treatment can save him
From their hometown in Assam, these distressed parents rushed to Chennai with their ailing baby. He was admitted there for several days and even underwent a procedure to drain the excess fluid from his brain. But Saptadeep’s battle is far from over and his life is still in danger. Only days ago, he was detected to have a fungal brain infection and was put on antibiotics. His treatment needs to continue in order for him to recover.
His parents can’t afford his treatment, they need your help “Back home I work at a local grocery store and earn about 5,000 rupees a month. I am the sole breadwinner in my family of 6, and my salary is barely enough to get us by. I’ve spent everything I had, and even borrowed from moneylenders. Now, the doctor’s say that my baby needs continued treatment that will cost me at least 10 lakh rupees. It’s just impossible for me to arrange for that sum, when I’m already neck-deep in debt. I don’t know what to do!” - Sandeepon.
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