My husband and I waited for 5-long-years to be gifted with Vaishnavi. It was a tough 5 years with people questioning, taunting and saying ill things to us while we ached about not having a child. We had to abort our first child due to certain complications which would have proved fatal for my life and the baby’s life too.
Vaishnavi is a gift in every way we could have imagined. All through my pregnancy my husband and I were careful about getting regular tests to monitor how she was doing. We kept asking the doctor if there were any complications. Each minute we were scared of losing her.
She was born a healthy girl and we couldn’t contain our happiness. But two days later she started having breathing problems. The doctor shrugged it off as jaundice but it got worse.
We travelled from our village on the outskirts of Chennai to Pondicherry where the doctor told us that she has a heart disease and immediately needed an open heart surgery. We had already borrowed 1 lakh to be paid with interest from our landlord to pay for her tests and treatment so far.
The surgery will cost another Rs. 5 lakhs. My husband earns daily wages doing whatever work he can find each day and can get only Rs. 6000 - Rs. 8000 each month. We are now in debt and don’t have anyone who can help us during this tough time.
The hospital has asked us to arrange for the operation in the next two weeks and that's all the time we have to save our child.
Please help us with whatever contribution you can give.
We cannot lose our Vaishnavi.
Please pray for her,