Master Tanush Sain
A mighty fighter, a happy baby, a courageous soul
If resilience had a face, it would be of Master Tanush Sain. It pains us to see how many times this little soul had gone under the knife and come out brave with a smile lingering on his lips. When he was one-year-old this boy from Shri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan suffered from Wilms tumor of the left kidney. He received chemotherapy and underwent left Nephrectomy (removal of left kidney). He defeated his cancer at a very young age.
At the age of 3 years, Tanush developed a rare side effect of chemotherapy – Veno-occlusive disease of Liver. His disease progressed and he developed Hepato-Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). HPS is a very rare complication of Cirrhosis of liver. In this condition blood is shunted through the lung without getting Oxygen. The only possible treatment of this condition is a timely liver transplant.
Tanush underwent a successful living donor liver transplant at Global Hospital, Mumbai where his mother was the donor.
Due to very severe HPS his post-operative recovery was very challenging. He required Tracheotomy, inhaled NO2, ventilator support and prolonged stay at ICU. He was admitted at Global Hospital for 60 days till he could be weaned off completely from oxygen support and weaned off tracheostomy.
All the hospital equipment (stethoscope, syringes etc.) became his toys. He defeated his Cancer, Veno- Occlusive disease of liver and very severe HPS and came out as a real hero.
If this little boy doesn’t move you to get up and get going in life, we don’t know what will.