Baby Lucky is finally back home in Australia after medical evacuation
The mother of a baby who was stranded in Bali with a bacterial infection before being flown to Australia for specialist treatment has held back tears as she thanked the public for helping her family through their darkest days.
Baby Lucky captured the hearts of the world last month when her mother, Honey Ahimsa, launched a desperate attempt to get her then seven-week-old daughter back to Australia for life-saving treatment that was unavailable in Indonesia.
Lucky’s mother Honey grew up in Melbourne but had recently moved with her young family to Indonesia where Lucky was born.
Lucky was diagnosed with sepsis, severe pneumonia, lung failure and RSV bronchiolitis after being rushed to a Bali hospital on February 8.
She was medically evacuated to Brisbane five days later on February 13 with a 50 percent chance of survival, with her family amassing more than $100,000 in bills to keep her alive.
The medical repatriation flight from Bali to Brisbane cost $106,000, while the family raised between $5,000 and $8,000 a day to pay for the baby’s medical care in Bali.
Lucky’s story made international headlines as people from around the world donated money and sent congratulations to the family while fighting to bring them home.
An online charity fundraiser raised over $190,000 within days of its launch.
Lucky was finally discharged from hospital on Sunday and made her live television debut in the arms of her relieved mum on Sunrise this morning.
Honey Ahimsa gave a heartwarming update on Baby Lucky (pictured Tuesday)
“There really are no words, just utter gratitude and disbelief,” Ms Ahisma told Sunrise from the Gold Coast.
She admitted the last month had taken a heavy toll on her and her partner Pan as she didn’t know if their precious baby would survive.
Ms Ahimsa became emotional as she looked back on the harrowing ordeal.
“I really know how to put it into words, but I can say I feel like I was given a second chance at life,” she said.
“I honestly don’t think I could have done it because it was so painful.
“I don’t know how people have the strength to go through something when it doesn’t turn out that way.”
Honey and her partner Pan have spent the last month at their baby’s hospital bed, not knowing if she would survive
Miracle baby Lucky wants to be in her mother’s arms all the time after fighting for her life
Little Lucky is doing well after her desperate fight for life.
“She just wants to be in my arms,” Ms. Ahimsa said.
“If I sit up for just a moment, she really freaks out, so she feels a bit traumatized from the whole ordeal.”
“She just wants to know that right now she’s loved and held and safe more than anything.
Honey Ahimsa choked back tears as she remembered how close she came to losing Lucky
Ms Ahimsa said the money raised saved her baby’s life and choked back tears as she thanked Australia for their overwhelming support.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
“You saved our daughter’s life. I don’t think a thank you would ever really have been enough.
“You saved this beautiful little girl and she’s here because of you.”
It comes after Ms Ahimsa gave a heartwarming update on her daughter’s condition on Sunday.
“Best news – Lucky Love is home,” she posted.
“Lucky was discharged from the hospital. She has not fully recovered, although doctors said she was well enough to continue her recovery at home.
“It’s also more dangerous for her to stay in hospital as there’s a high chance she’ll get another infection in this environment.
“We are blown away by how blessed we were that our little girl survived when the odds were against her.
“She is a true miracle baby and a pillar of love (and) hope for everyone to attest to.”
Little Lucky (pictured before she fell ill) is on the med after being discharged from the hospital
Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk
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