Little one of Bhagyamma
For Bhagyamma her son is her ‘universe’ who came into her womb having yearned to become a mother for 18 years waiting and waiting…
The parents’ hearts wrenched to see their baby’s bluish skin and lips, flaring of the nostrils, grunting, and struggling to breathe. Bhagyamma’s husband being a sole earner of the family wondered how he could manage money for the treatment, considering he was a daily wage worker struggling to put food on the table. He worked on farms during the season and did a bit of construction work during off-season.
The baby was transported using transport incubator called as NICU on Wheels. The baby was placed in a thermo neutral environment and put through CPAP support. CPAP is a machine support that keeps the airways open while sleeping so that the baby can receive adequate oxygen. On Day 6, he was weaned off this support and was self-ventilating. His heart was stable throughout the stay. In view of suspected sepsis, he was placed on antibiotics for three days.
Location – G. Kottur, a village near Gauribidanur (Chikkaballapur)
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