"Even before my baby was born we were told that he might be sick. They told us he might get jaundice because the mother and the baby have different blood types. Red blood cells were injected into him while he was still in the womb to cure his anemia. We did everything possible to help him stay healthy but all our efforts have gone in vain. He is fighting for his life since he was born and now all we can do is to stand next to him and cry helplessly." - Mohan
This little warrior is fighting hard to stay aliveRamadevi and Mohan were looking forward to having a new addition into the family. They could hardly contain their excitement. They live near Visakhapatnam where they do not have access to a proper childcare centre. Soon after their 7th month scan, they came to Chennai for further treatment. Ramadevi had to undergo Intrauterine transfusion procedure (red blood cells from a donor are injected into the fetus) During her second cycle, she started to bleed heavily and she had to undergo a c section immediately.
"I was very hopeful that our baby will be born healthy, I did everything that the doctors instructed. When I got early labor pains, they said I had to deliver the baby immediately. Nurses took our baby to the NICU as soon as he was born. He was struggling to breathe and needed ventilator support. He weighed 1.9 kg. He also had jaundice. I did not even get a chance to hold him in my arms." - Ramadevi
Ramadevi and Mohan's baby is now out of the ventilator support. He has had 3 blood transfusions so far, and he's getting healthier with each day. However, his fight isn't over. While his parents feel hopeful with every small progress he makes, he still needs continued treatment in the NICU for at least 5 weeks to recover completely.
With no one to help in the new city, couple struggles to save their baby
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