“The last thing Saran said to me was, ‘Appa, I want to go home!’ He was pulling at the tubes and wires. He did not want to stay on the hospital bed. He could not even breathe. They sedated him, and he has not open his eyes.”
“On 19th September, he had a fever. For 4 days he had a high temperature. The local doctor said it could be a viral infection and gave him medicines. It did not subside for over a week. Again, we went back, he just changed the medicines and asked us to wait. When the fever refused to go, the doctor changed the medication again. Saran’s temperature came down. Even before we could be relieved, things turned worse.”
The machines are keeping him alive now
“At the end of day 2, he was in a serious condition. The medicines were not helping. The doctor put him on a ventilator. This past Friday, the doctor said we will lose him, that it was a matter of just 4-5 hours. Then Saran began to fight, and so he was hooked to an ECMO. The machine is breathing for him. His heart is weak, his kidneys are injured. For a while it seemed like the machine was just keeping him alive.”
Saran is recovering, he just needs time
“The doctor told us that he needs a few weeks, and then he will be fine. All his tests show slight improvement. I still remember how Saran kept asking me to take him home before they sedated him. He seems so frail among all those machines and tubes. I just feel helpless looking at him suffering like this.”
How can you help?
“My wife is here in the hospital all day and goes home to our baby in the night. We are torn and emotionally exhausted. We just pray and hope a miracle and bring Saran back home to us soon.”