The most unusual way to make use of an ice box
Young couple from India forced to keep their premature baby in an ice box due to low funds.

As parents, your first instincts are usually always to keep your baby as safe as possible, away from any harm no matter what.

Everyone dreads having a sick baby and not having the means to provide good medical care for their kids. The worst would probably have to be your baby being diagnosed with some infection or disease and you are only able to pay for some of the treatment because you don’t have medical aid and don’t have enough money to keep them in hospital for the full duration of the treatment.

Something similar happened to a couple in Mumbai, India last year in October. Aruna Chauhan gave birth prematurely to her son, he came two months before his actual due date. The baby reportedly weighed just over one kilogram.

Because of his littleness, he had to be on constant watch- his body was too weak to fight off any infection that he was prone to getting.

According to 
Fox News, the treatment eventually got too expensive for the couple to keep the baby in hospital. They didn't have enough money to begin with, so they asked relatives to help them by borrowing money.

After eventually running out of people to ask they had no other choice but to remove the baby from hospital.

After 20 days in the Intensive Care Unit the baby was discharged. Trying more options they called all the government hospitals to ask for help, but all their ICU lists were hopelessly too long.

One of the doctors at Alliance Hospital then suggested a cheaper, unusual option to keep the baby alive which was basically the couple’s only hope.

 The doctor suggested that they keep their baby in an ice box, cut holes into in and insert a 60 watt bulb; for just the right amount of warmth. The ice box of course served as a homemade incubator.  

Willing to try anything, the couple then got a box from a fish market and cut holes into it just like they were told.

This was obviously such a traumatic experience trying to take care of their premature baby by themselves. The parents were told to take little Mithilesh out of the box every two hours to check his temperature.

The baby had allegedly spent five months in the box and it seemed to have gone well; he didn't pick up any diseases.

The little one is now receiving 24 hour medical care at Wadia Hospital for Children. The hospital heard about his story and offered to treat him for free.

Would you go this far to save your little one?

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