“We thought he had jaundice, we didn’t even know that a person's liver could fail. He’s in so much pain now and we can’t make it go away.”
Barely a month ago, 4-year-old Vamshi got a high fever and starting throwing up. In just one day, his skin and eyes turned yellow and his stomach started swelling. They took him to a doctor in the nearest town Adilabad. The doctor suspected that the problem was more than just jaundice and needed immediate medical attention. Vamshi had to be brought to Rainbow Hospital, Hyderabad, where he was diagnosed with liver failure.
Life changed for Vamshi's family, with his diagnosisVamshi’s family was taken aback by the diagnosis and the thought of losing their son over liver failure is giving them sleepless nights. They had never anticipated that Vamshi had anything more than jaundice. A life-threatening condition like liver failure hadn’t even crossed their minds. Now Vamshi is in the hospital, awaiting a liver transplant, in insufferable pain all the time.
Vamshi still can’t keep his food down and ends up vomiting all that he eats. It makes his parents, Venkat and Jayashree miserable that he is suffering this way. He is on emergency medication but his condition isn’t improving and the doctors have told them that he needs a transplant at the earliest to live.
Little Vamshi can't wait to leave the hospitalBefore Vamshi liver failure, he was just like any other kid his age. He enjoyed playing and couldn’t wait to start school along with his sisters. He is an active, cheerful young child whose life took a turn for the worst for no fault of his own. Now all he does is cry in pain and wait for all of this to be over so that he leaves the hospital bed and run and play with his sisters again.
His elder sisters, Akhila and Nikita; 8 and 5-years-old respectively, don’t understand what is wrong with their little brother. All they know is that he is so sick that he needs to stay in the hospital. They miss him and spend time with him whenever they can so that he doesn’t feel lonely. Seeing his son in this condition, all Venkat can think of is making sure the treatment does not stop.
Venkat can't afford this treatment due to his financial condition
“I have always tried to give a decent life to my family. I never thought a situation like this will ever come to us. What have we done to deserve this?”Venkat works as a seasonal farm labourer and makes Rs 3,000 a month when work is regular. Within this amount, he struggles to make ends meet, while also providing both his daughters with education. For someone who earns such a meager amount a month, affording a liver transplant in time is simply impossible.
How you can helpSo far Venkat has spent more than Rs 1 lakh for his son’s treatment, by borrowing money from his friends and acquaintances. But he’s run out of that too. Venkat and Jayashree are trying their best to save their little son, but they can’t do it on their own, they need your help.
Venkat’s poverty shouldn’t decide little Vamshi’s fate. Your contribution can make the difference between life and death for him.
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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