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They Thought The Seizures Killed Their Son But They Got A Chance To Save Him

Last month, Shivu fell sick and instead of recovering, his condition rapidly deteriorated. To his parents' shock, he woke up with a swollen face and stomach. Soon he started having bad fits and then went completely still. It is a moment Shivu's parents Prakash and Punyavati still recall with horror. They thought he died.

Shivu keeps crying to his mother that his stomach and head hurts

Shivu needed to be rushed to Hyderabad in an ambulance because he was very sick

Shivu is the youngest child in the family. On a normal day, he is found happily playing with his older brother Babu (8). Shivu often sneaks off Babu's school things and pretends they are his. He is waiting for the day when he can go to school like his older brother.

Little Shivu became ill right after Sankranti. The 4-year-old has a kidney infection and his condition is so bad that his parents had to rush him to a hospital in Hyderabad. Right now, Shivu is in the ICU, clinging to life. His parents – tenant farmers in Bidar, Karnataka need help saving their baby.

Shivu's parents Prakash and Punyavati are determined to save him

“That moment he stopped moving, I felt my stomach drop. My wife started sobbing next to me, but my mind simply stopped. So many thoughts went through my head. I could only breathe again when there was a slight movement in his hand. He was all right." -Prakash

When taken to the nearest clinic in Bidar, the doctors realised that his condition was critical. He had stopped breathing on his own and needed ventilator support. Shivu needed better critical care as this hospital was not equipped to treat him. His parents rushed him to a hospital in Hyderabad in the middle of the night.

Shivu has a serious, deadly kidney infection

In Hyderabad, Shivu was found to have a serious kidney infection and inflammation. The high blood pressure and the seizures were caused by the severity of his condition. Though he doesn't yet speak in full sentences yet, he kept crying and telling his parents that his head hurt.

Thankfully, Shivu's condition has stabilised and his blood pressure is going down. To his parents, this is nothing less than a second life for Shivu. They are grateful that Shivu is better but they are still worried about being able to save him.

Prakash and his wife Punyavati are both daily-wage workers who work on the farm for a few hundred rupees every day. They hardly get to work 10 or 15 days a month. They barely managed to make ends meet and an emergency like this has caught them completely unprepared.

His children are everything to Prakash and he managed to secure Rs 1 lakh which is all gone now. Shivu's extended stay in the ICU will cost the family another Rs 4 lakhs. Prakash has no way to meet this crucial expense to save his son. He needs urgent help saving his little child.

How you can help

The fear and trauma of almost losing Shivu, has made Prakash even more determined to save his child. He can't imagine going back home to Bidar without the happy Shivu in town. He has borrowed heavily to fund Shivu's treatment so far, but Shivu's battle is far from over.

Shivu just screams out loud in pain, and his parents still fear of losing him. With your contribution, they can save their son from this terrible condition.

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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.

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