Baby Lucky in Bali hospital with lung problems as mother Honey Ahimsa and friend Bailee Scarlett appeal
An Australian mother has desperately begged for help as her daughter fights for life in intensive care at a Bali hospital.
Seven-week-old Lucky was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Wednesday morning after falling into respiratory distress and gasping for breath.
She was put on a ventilator to help her breathe after a serious bacterial infection severely affected her lungs.
Doctors told Honey Ahimsa and her fiancé Pan that their baby may not make it and has a 50 percent chance of survival at best.
However, the hospital doesn’t have the right medical equipment or specialists to ensure little Lucky has the best chance of survival.
Flying Lucky from Bali to Singapore in an air ambulance would cost her parents a whopping $90,000, while the frantic flight to Perth would cost them $65,000.
Friends are now rushing to help care for the couple’s son, Hendrix, as they scrape together the money to fly Lucky to Australia to get the best care.
Lucky is fighting for life in a hospital in Bali because of a serious infection in her lungs
Seven-week-old Lucky (pictured in hospital) has been given a 50 percent chance of survival
“She’s in ICU now and the team of specialists she needs are actually in another hospital, but it’s full,” friend Bailey Scarlett told Daily Mail Australia.
“We’re all scrambling to get her out, actually, because we can’t take her to another hospital because they’re full.
“We got $90,000 to get her to Singapore and $65,000 back to Perth, basically trying to raise the money to do that now.
‘We are looking at Perth, of course because medical care is clearly going to improve.’
Friends are desperate to find a specialist doctor as the hospital where Lucky is currently fighting for life has no pediatric lung specialists.
Lucky’s condition must also be stabilized before she can be flown to another hospital.
“We ourselves have tried to find outside consultants and send all her scans and x-rays, medical notes and try to get medical advice out there because we can’t have the ones we need in Bali at the moment,” Ms Scarlett said .
Honey Ahimsa and her fiancé Pan hope their baby girl can be flown to Australia to receive the best care she desperately needs
Friends are desperate to find a specialist who can save Lucky’s life
“The other hospital with what we need is full and their isolator for a seven-week-old baby is broken. Even if we could get a room, they don’t actually have the facilities to ventilate it.
“We only have the equipment to keep her alive, but not to possibly make her better.
“So we’re really in a pretty tough spot right now.”
Ms Ahimsa gave an update on her daughter’s condition on Thursday after a harrowing 24 hours as she urged everyone to keep Lucky in their prayers.
She described Lucky as the most beautiful, gentle girl the world needs to get to know her.
“There’s nothing worse than a doctor telling you your baby isn’t going to make it,” she wrote.
My girl persists though. I’m so proud of her.’
Mrs. Scarlett added, “She’s fighting and we’re all here beside her.”
Lucky is in a hospital in Bali to get help, but has to be evacuated to Australia
Lucky was rushed to hospital early Wednesday after she fell short of breath
The medical bill for Lucky’s first 24 hours in the hospital alone was $8,000.
Ms. Ahimsa also thanked everyone who contributed to an online fundraiser that has already raised nearly $17,000 in just hours.
“She has a serious bacterial infection that has severely affected her lungs, she is unable to breathe and is on a ventilator that is now breathing for her,” the page read.
“They’re not sure if antibiotics can work since she’s in such an unstable critical condition.
“It is not certain how long she will have to stay in the hospital, at least two weeks with the possibility that she will have to stay longer.”
Lucky’s parents are urging everyone to keep their baby daughter (pictured) in their prayers