“The doctor told me how important it is to keep Janvi in the hospital. Her condition is critical. I cannot afford her care. I feel helpless. So, I had to bring her back home.”1-year-old Janvi was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (a congenital heart defect) just a few days after she was born. Her father, a low-income professional, has been trying hard to save his baby girl from feeling pain. Unfortunately, as Janvi’s condition worsened, so did Nitin’s financial condition. Right now, when she needs an urgent surgery or at least oxygen, her father cannot afford to keep her in the hospital.
It was terrifying to see our newborn turn blue and gasp for air until she faintedNitin and Pallavi had Janvi last year. The happy couple celebrated the birth of their first child but this was short lived as she turned blue every time she cried. When she was just 4 days old, they went back to the hospital. An echo confirmed that she has Tetralogy of Fallot where her heart has defects causing oxygen-poor blood to flow to the rest of the body.
“She was too tiny and too weak to proceed with surgery back then. Janvi would often turn completely blue – her lips, nails, toes, fingers – it scared us. She would even lose consciousness. I remember how my daughter used to struggle to breathe while crying and just pass out. I would sit by her side and wait for her to wake up, wait for the pink to appear in her cheeks and lips.”
What used to happen twice a month is now happening 5 times a dayThese episodes used to occur twice a month. Slowly the frequency began increasing. Now, Janvi is having them at least 5 times a day. If her condition deteriorates any further, she will have brain damage. This week, Janvi was admitted to the hospital in an emergency because she had continuous episodes of cyanosis. The doctor told Nitin that they cannot delay the surgery any further.
How can you help?
“I cannot pay even 1 lakh towards the surgery. I do not have this kind of money. Even to admit her we should take loans. To clear that, I borrow from someone else. I did not have any choice but bring my baby back home knowing the implications because if the bills go beyond our capacity to even borrow, we will be stuck having to beg on the streets.”Janvi’s surgery is estimated to cost Rs. 3.75 Lakhs. Nitin and Pallavi need your assistance to save their baby girl’s life.
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