She was born with a defect in her heart and we did not knowMy name is Devendra Prasad. Poornima and I were over the moon when we got pregnant with Laasya. The only complication we faced was 15 days before the due date when the amniotic fluid levels went down and Laasya needed to be delivered early by C-section. She had a fever for 3 days and then we could bring her home.
It was probably because Poornima was in Mandya for the full term of her pregnancy. The hospitals there were not equipped enough to detect any anomalies. Until the end they said my child was healthy, but only now do we know that Laasya was born with a defect in the structure of the heart that blocks the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart.
She cries in pain all the time!We noticed two weeks ago when she kept crying continuously. Her palms and toes began turning blue. My baby looked scary, unable to breathe, blue, and screaming at the top of her lungs. I rushed her to the hospital in Mandya. The doctor said she needed a specialist and a hospital that was equipped to deal with her condition. We took an ambulance and brought her to Banglore. After shuttling from hospital to hospital, we arrived at Manipal, where Laasya was finally diagnosed.
She has Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease with Tetralogy of Fallot. Laasya needs to undergo a major heart surgery to correct this defect immediately. If we do not act soon, her brain will become hypoxic, or worse her heart will stop beating.
How can you helpI work as a recruiter for Rs. 13,000/month. Poornima is a homemaker. I am unable to come up with Rs. 3.8 Lakhs on such short notice. Even if I sell everything I own, I will be short on funds for the surgery. Most importantly, I will struggle to buy basic necessities for Laasya from the second day of the treatment.
We have nobody here to help us. My daughter’s life depends on this surgery. We are home right now because we cannot afford to stay at the hospital. She is on medical management until we have enough funds for the surgery.Your contribution will help me save my daughter.
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