“I knew that an extremely premature baby would face complications. But it killed me from within when I saw my little baby covered with tubes and needles all over his frail body immediately after his birth. He was taken away from me even before I got a chance to hold him in my arms and give him a kiss.”
-Devendra Bhoir, Father
40-year-old Devendra Bhoir and 38-year old Sheetal Bhoir live in a joint family along with Devendra’s parents, his younger brother and his family. The Bhoir family was eagerly awaiting the arrival of their little angel. But, six months into the pregnancy - things began getting worrisome.
Sheetal faced severe hormonal deficiency, which increased the risk of a premature delivery. She was admitted to Surya Hospital, Mumbai, where the doctors' efforts for a normal delivery failed. Their baby was born just six and a half months into the pregnancy on 13th February 2019.
His great resolve could be an indication of greater things to come
At just 1.07 kgs at birth, the little one faced severe respiratory issues which lead to a swollen stomach. He was immediately transferred to Neo-Natal ICU at Surya Hospital and put on ventilator support. The doctors did their best to revive and stabilize his condition while the little one’s resolve to fight and survive left everyone astonished. If this is any indication of the future, Devendra and Sheetal could expect wonders from him. However...
Baby of Sheetal needs a little more than his spirit to survive
The 32-day-old baby needs to stay under strict medical supervision at the Neo-Natal ICU and he needs sustained ventilator support for at least 5-6 weeks more, which would amount to Rs.10 lakhs. Devendra and his brother earn a meager Rs 35,000 p.m combined, through their respective jobs. A family of seven in Mumbai with that amount could barely survive as it is. They had already paid Rs. 2 lakh for the initial treatment that was partly arranged by selling Sheetal’s jewelry. The family now needs your urgent help so that they can soon bring their baby home safe and sound.
“He may look frail at the moment, but I am convinced that our baby is a truly special child. The way he has fought back, I am sure that he is destined for big things in the future. But for now, I yearn to hold him in my arms and cajole him”.
- baby’s Grandmother
How You Can Help
Even though Sheetal's baby’s condition is stable as of now, his life still hangs by a thin thread. His critical condition means that sustained neo-natal care costing Rs 10 lakhs is his only chance of survival. The Bhoir family has already spent every single penny they had saved. They can’t even afford to have two meals a day, leave along arranging for Rs 10 lakhs. They humbly request you help them before time runs out.
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