“I thought I will lose my only son and I lost every hope, my life stalled when my son was diagnosed with renal failure and put on hemodialysis,”said Raju’s(named changed) father wiping his tear.
I am Chandan Mallik (Name changed), father of Raju(named changed), a 14-year-old boy. He was my only son. We live in the interiors of Mangrove villages in suburban.
I am Chandan Mallik (Name changed), father of Raju(named changed), a 14-year-old boy. He was my only son. We live in the interiors of Mangrove villages in suburban. Every now and then we lived with fears of a royal Bengal tiger attack. I used to sell honey and vegetable to earn my livelihood. I had spent all my hard-earned money to educate my son, so he stands and earns a lot of money. I did not want him to live in the poverty we were in.
It was all going fine but one incident shook all of us down. My son was experiencing a recurrent fever with throat pain. Suddenly his urine output diminished and he was passing minimal urine and it was frothy. I consulted a rural physician who said that my son is serious and I must take him to any city hospital. I had only a few rupees in my pocket. I borrowed money from my friend and took my son to a Government hospital.
“Chandan, accepts what God has done, nothing is in our hands”My friends and near ones said to me.
Even doctors of the hospital said renal failure is a costly treatment and it will be impossible for you to carry on the treatment lifelong. “Your son needs hemodialysis to stay alive”. One of my friends asked me to come to Kolkata and consult a doctor who has a very good reputation in the field of Nephrology. I sold all my permanent assets to gather money for my son’s treatment.
I met Dr. Pratim Sengupta at ILS hospital, Nagerbazar. I broke down in front of him, with folded hands prayed “Sir save my son, he is my life” He kept his hand on my shoulder and assured me that he will try his best. I admitted him under his care. By that time my son had already taken 24 sessions of hemodialysis. Serial blood test, CT scan, USG were done. Under the treatment of Dr. Sengupta and the team, my son started to respond positively.
With medications, diet, and other supportive care slowly his urine output improved and creatinine started to decline.
Yes after 30 sessions of dialysis, hemodialysis was stopped. My son started to show more positive signs of recovery. On the 7th-day post-admission his creatinine came down to 1.6mg/dl and he was passing adequate urine. It was a miracle.
Dr. Sengupta came to me on the 8th day when my son was advised for discharge and told me “Chandan remember one thing- Impossible is a lie”.
He is my God, he gave a new life to my dying son.