Only heart surgery can save my little baby’s life. Please help
We offered a prayer to thank to God, the moment we first saw our baby. He had showered his blessings on us. Our little one’s beautiful eyes melted our hearts. We took him home to our village where he was adored by all. We named him Mohammed Yaseen.
But 2 weeks later, when one day while I was singing a lullaby to make him fall asleep, I noticed something odd. I saw that my little having trouble breathing. He started crying and gasping for air. I hadn’t noticed anything like that with my elder son Ishak, so I got a little worried.
“His heart is beating fast; he is not able to breathe properly”
In the evening when my husband came, I explained the incident to him. We immediately took him to the hospital but the doctor couldn’t understand what was wrong with our baby. The next day we visited another doctor, and then another, but no one could find out why our Yaseen was panting.
While we were shuttling between hospitals, a specialized doctor finally asked us to get a few tests done. Seeing the result, he suggested that we take our baby boy to Bangalore for further tests. While we were leaving, he hinted that Yaseen might need surgery, but he didn’t explain why.
We were petrified. We didn’t have much money, but we wanted our baby to be healthy.
The next day, with little savings and some borrowed funds, we started our 39-hour long journey from our village in West Bengal to Bangalore in the hope that everything would be alright with our baby.
We were wrong. Yaseen was exhausted and his health was declining. He became breathless so many times during the train journey.
We continued to pray. The moment we entered the hospital, our son had to undergo multiple tests. After hours of examination, a nurse came with our Yaseen and a doctor followed.
“Your baby needs an open heart surgery as he has multiple holes in his heart, he is breathless because his heart is unable to function properly,”
the doctor explained.
We couldn’t believe it. We didn’t even want to believe it. How could our baby, our 4-month-old baby undergo open-heart surgery. The shock took hold of us.
The doctors asked us to calm down, but how could we stay calm. Our little son’s life was in danger. We asked him what needs to be done. We just wanted our baby to be healthy.
But when we were told that the cost of his life-saving surgery would be 60000, the feeling of helplessness seeped in. Moments ago, we were ready to do everything in our power to save our child’s life, but now the fear of losing him was gripping us.
We called all our relatives, our family and friends. We even begged our neighbours, tried taking loans, but with no security, no one was ready to lend us such a huge sum.
Our baby is constantly breathless, gasps for air and wails in pain. There is only one way to comfort him, but we are just not able to manage the treatment cost. His condition will continue to worsen if we delay his surgery any further.
Please offer a helping hand, donate a little for our baby. Allah will bless all of you. The thought of losing him is haunting us day and night.
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.
Please save my baby.....