“My mom’s a housewife & my dad does agricultural work. Making ends meet was always hard, but it had become our reality. My brother studied & became a mechanic, so his income helped–but my parents chose to marry me off.
At 22, I got married & moved to my husband’s home. He’s a tea stall vendor & does odd jobs–like fixing houses. We were happy–he put my needs above everything. Once I wanted an anklet–but it was too expensive. Soon, I forgot about it. But he worked extra hours & got it for me!
Life was good & it got even better when I realised that I was pregnant. All I’d dream about was holding the baby in my arms.
But 8 months into the pregnancy, once, I started having stomach pains & rushed to the hospital. Due to some reasons–the baby had to be delivered early. It was a boy & when I saw him, I was filled with joy.
But the doctors had to put him in the NICU immediately, as he was weak. I was discharged but my son was in the hospital for a week.
Around that time, I experienced severe stomach pain. Initially everyone said it must be post pregnancy pain–but it got worse. So my husband took me to a clinic. There, after some tests, I was told that I had Budd Chiari syndrome–which meant that my liver was affected so badly, that a transplant is the only option to survive.
There was no way we could afford a transplant. Things turned bad quickly, because of my pain I could barely walk & had to shift to my mom’s house–so that they could take care of me. And my baby had to be sent to my in-law’s house, as my husband had to work.
The doctors have given me a treatment, which my brother is paying for. But that isn’t a permanent solution.
It’s been 4 months now that I’ve been away from my husband & son. It hurts me to know that I can’t play with him, love him & be with him. I wanted us to start a life filled with joy, but I’m afraid I would have to leave him forever–before I even get the chance to be his ‘mother’.”
Sulochana wants nothing more than to reunite with her son. But she is losing out on time & is getting worse each day. Let’s help save her life. Every contribution matters. Please consider donating or tagging someone who can, via the link in the bio.