But Jyothi and Srinivas refuse to be discouraged. They want their children to live – and they find help. They present the two girls to Dr. Kumar of our Hyderabad cleft center. “This is really a rare case,” says the experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who has been treating cleft patients for more than 10 years.
Dr. Kumar explains to the concerned parents that he will immediately commence treatment of their daughters. First, the twins receive a palate plate and special food. At the end of February 2019, the girls have turned five months old. Dr. Kumar, who looks after the children in our cleft center in Hyderabad, is very satisfied: the girls are happy and slowly gaining weight. At 4 kilos, Lishita is a bit bigger than her sister. Lithika weighs only 3.5 kilos, she was smaller from the start and accordingly needs more attention and care from her mother. How fortunate that the family receives so much support from the clinic team!
We were happy to hear that something had changed in the family’s social environment as well. Instead of rejection, the parents suddenly experience understanding and even support from their family and from neighbors. This also is a great success for Dr. Kumar and his team.
We thank all donors who have taken the fate of the two girls into their hands. We are in regular contact with Dr. Kumar regarding the girls’ condition.
The parents of the twins are very grateful their daughters will receive comprehensive care from our Indian doctors and that the heart surgery will also be free of charge for the family. We will continue to support the twins’ treatment.