“Our baby’s first experience of this world has only been extreme pain. He doesn’t even know us yet. We haven’t been able to hold him in our arms to give him warmth and love. From the first day, everything went downhill. He was fighting for his life the second he was born," says Imtiaz, the baby's father.
Nasreen and Imtiaz’s baby boy was born extremely premature at 27 weeks and weighed only 1kg. These young parents were excited to welcome their first baby into this world. They had imagined a small, happy family, but it all came crashing down. The baby had a severe respiratory condition when he was born and was rushed to the NICU. Their baby can live a healthy life if kept under NICU care for the next 6 weeks.
A Tragic turn of eventsImtiaz, (24) and Nasreen, (23) had only just begun their lives together. They got married a year ago and soon received the news of her pregnancy. It was supposed to be a celebration twice over for the couple this year.
“We were looking forward to welcoming our little one into the world. We were so excited, it felt like our family would finally be complete and everything would get better. I never thought things would turn out this way.”
Nasreen started falling sick often. Initially, they thought it was because this was her first pregnancy, but things took a turn for the worse when Nasreen started having seizures. The doctors gave her medicines and Nasreen seemed to be responding well to the medicines until the night of December 3. Nasreen was quickly rushed to Rainbow hospital in Hyderabad, and her baby was delivered premature through C-section at 6.30 a.m. the following morning.
There is hope for the baby, but his parents are struggling financiallyImtiaz's son was born premature with severe respiratory difficulties. Their baby was struggling to breathe and was immediately put on ventilator support. Nasreen was also admitted to the hospital for post-operative care.
“It was a difficult time. I didn’t know what would happen to them both. Now, my wife is doing much better, but my son still needs further treatment to get better before we can take him home. My one big fear is that I can’t afford the treatment.”
The baby’s condition is improving gradually. The little one needs to stay in the ICU for 6 weeks more to make a full recovery. Imtiaz has already spent Rs 55,000 on hospital bills. Nasreen will be discharged soon, but their baby needs further care and treatment. They need Rs 8 lakhs to keep their baby in the ICU.
“My baby can get better. He’s been so strong so far and is responding well to treatment. I will do what I can to make sure he gets the treatment. I won’t give up, but now I need help. All my little savings that I had is now gone on both their treatments.”
Imtiaz has a small farm in his village 175 kms from Hyderabad and sometimes even drives tractors on other’s farms for a living. His income doesn’t cover the medical bills that are piling up. Their baby is only a few days old and has already been through a lot. Nasreen and Imtiaz need all the help they can get to save their son and take him home again.
How You Can HelpNasreen and Imtiaz’s baby boy was born extremely premature at 27 weeks. He suffered a serious respiratory condition and was placed on ventilator support. His only chance at a full recovery is NICU care for the next 6 weeks. Nasreen and Imtiaz need Rs 8 Lakhs to be able to continue treatment for their baby.
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