“He itches continuously until he bleeds. And sometimes he starts biting his own hands and legs when the irritation on his skin becomes unbearable for him. He hasn’t even slept properly because of the itching. He stays up all night pleading me to do something about his discomfort. But whatever I try to do to ease him, it doesn't stop him from scratching his skin.” - Upendra, mother
A scary diagnosisLittle Rama Krishna has only known suffering ever since he was born. He was diagnosed with jaundice a few hours after his birth and was immediately taken to the ICU. Three days later, he got better and a relieved Upendra took him back to her home in Peddamupparam, Telangana. But nine months later, he was again diagnosed with jaundice followed by fever. Upendra took him to the local doctor and he was given medicines to get better.
But much to Upendra’s despair, Rama Krishna didn’t get better even after he was given medicines. Rama Krishna was taken to Hyderabad, Telangana for better consultation and after a few tests, he was diagnosed with failing liver. Because he was too little to undergo a surgery, the doctor suggested the parents to wait. And since then Rama Krishna has been surviving on medicines for the past 4 years.
The only possible cureLittle Rama Krishna's condition is worse than it was before and the only possible cure for his deteriorating condition is a liver transplant. Though Upendra was relieved to know that she is most likely going to be the donor for her son’s transplant but she feels helpless, for she cannot afford the cost of the transplant.
Upendra works as a farmer, earning a meagre income of Rs 150 per day which is barely enough to look after the family. To keep her son’s condition from deteriorating, she borrowed 70,000 rupees from her relatives and friends for his medical expenses. Now having no one to seek help from, Upendra is in desperate need of help to save her son.
How you can helpLittle Rama Krishna’s condition is worsening with each passing day because of his failing liver. He hasn’t been sleeping at night and scratches his skin all day until his skin starts bleeding. A liver transplant is the only cure for him to get better. But his mother who is now the sole breadwinner of the family after her husband’s death, cannot afford a transplant with the little income she earns. Rama Krishna can only get better with your help.
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