" We were in total disbelief when doctors told us that our baby has a heart defect during the 5th-month pregnancy scan. We didn’t know where to go for help. The local doctors assured that it'll heal by itself. But we always had the fear and anxiety. We took a lot of care and prayed every minute for the health of our baby. But fate was cruel, my baby was born suffocating, he turned blue completely within a few hours of his birth. I was devastated when doctors said that my baby cannot survive without urgent surgery." - Senthamarai, Father of an 8-days-old baby.
Parents believed that the heart defect will heal by itself but it turned out to be much serious than what they imaginedKavitha was thrilled when she got pregnant. She and her husband Senthamarai waited for 3 long years and they had a lot of plans for their baby. Despite their poverty, they were determined to give the best to their baby and saved every rupee for his future. As doctors said they believed that heart defect will go by itself but to their shock, their baby was born with multiple heart defects.
"We are not educated, we didn't understand the complications but we believed that our baby will be healthy. My wife had a C-section, even before she could gain her consciousness my baby was taken to a different hospital as his condition was critical. I felt totally lost. He was on ventilator support. I did not understand any of his heart problems, but when the doctor said he needs an immediate surgery, I knew his life is at risk. The very thought of losing our precious child even before we could hold him in our arms was breaking me into pieces." - Senthamarai, Father.
This newborn baby has multiple heart defects and he needs life-saving surgery Baby of Kavitha has multiple heart defects that can be cured only by surgeries. His aorta is connected to the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle which is just the opposite of the normal heart's anatomy. This baby also has a hole in the heart that didn't close the way it should after the birth because of which the blood may skip the necessary step of circulation.
My baby had a surgery within 3 days of his birth. I still don't understand how his little body could bear so much pain. I was relieved when the surgery was over and when doctors said that his condition is stabilizing. But they also said it is not enough and baby needs another surgery to survive. My wife and I are waiting for every moment desperately to hold him in our hands and take him back home. My wife has not recovered yet and she cries uncontrollably. I'm watching them suffer helplessly." Senthamarai.
Parents have nothing left with them to save their only babySenthamarai sells flowers in the market and he earns around Rs 4000 per month. He and his wife have both lost their parents and they have no one to support in their family. Senthamarai has exhausted the government medical insurance for the first surgery and now he has nothing left with him. He was not able to go for work ever since the baby was born. He is physically and mentally exhausted.
"I'm borrowing money to even buy medicines. I skip my meals that's the only possible way I can save some money but I make sure my wife eats every meal because she needs strength. Doctors said that my baby can also grow normally and we can take him home after the surgery. But I cannot afford it. I don't even know whom to ask for help. Who will give such a huge money to a flower seller? I dread at the thought of going back home without my baby. We will have no reason to live without our baby." - Senthamarai.
How you can help8-day-old baby of Kavitha is battling for his life due to multiple heart defects. He had a surgery when he was just 3 days old now he needs another surgery to survive and recover completely. His poor parents are desperately trying to save their only baby. The surgery costs Rs 5 lakh and it is beyond their means. Only your support can save their only baby from this dreadful disease.
Your kind contribution can save this newborn baby's life and help him to live a normal life.
The specifics of this case have been verified by the medical team at the concerned hospital. For any clarification on the treatment or associated costs, contact the campaign organizer or the medical team.