Miracle for baby Lucky who’s now breathing again after the newborn’s lungs stopped working in Bali and she was evacuated to Australia
- Baby Lucky was fighting for life in Bali hospital
- Flown to Australia for better chance of survival
- Her mum issued heartwarming update on nine-week-old
The Australian newborn left fighting for life in Bali with a severe bacteria infection is on the mend and finally breathing on her own for the first time in two weeks.
Doctors gave baby Lucky little chance of survival after the seven-week-old was rushed to hospital earlier this month suffering from sepsis, severe pneumonia, lung failure and RSV-bronchiolitis.
Born in Denpasar, where her parents live, Lucky had been unable to return to Australia on a regular flight due to her fragile and unstable condition.
Following the family’s frantic pleas for help, an Australian highly specialised air medical team made the mercy dash to Bali, where they stabilised her condition so they could fly her to Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane to give her a better chance of survival.
Honey Ahimsa was able to hold her daughter for the first time in nine days and one week on, and has provided a heartwarming update.
Baby Lucky (pictured with older brother Hendrix) has been taken off a ventilator and is now breathing on her own
‘Lucky is officially breathing on her own again without a ventilator and is fully conscious,’ Ms Ahimsa posted on Wednesday night.
‘We have gone from being told she’s not going to make it, to a 50/50 chance, to having our baby back!’
‘She is smiling, breastfeeding and on the road to recovery.’
She also shared a new photo of the nine-week-old Lucky with her brother Hendrix keeping vigil at her hospital bedside.
The mother-of-two originally from Melbourne warned little Lucky isn’t out of the woods just yet as she reflected on the worst fortnight of her life.
‘Of course, each day is still a struggle. She’s in a lot of pain and isn’t able to sleep or breathe very well yet,’ Ms Ahisma continued.
‘There is going to be a lot of healing needed for our whole family.
‘This has been the most traumatic experience of any of our lives.
‘Our hearts are still hurting but filled with the upmost gratitude.’
Honey Ahimsa and her fiance Pan remain at their baby girl’s hospital bedside
Baby Lucky was given little chance of survival when she rushed to hospital a fortnight ago
She ended the update with a powerful message to other parents as she thanked everyone for their prayers and support.
‘A scary reminder that every moment is a gift that should be appreciated with full presence and love,’ Ms Ahimsa wrote.
‘Hold your children, friends, all loved ones, tell them you love them, put down your phone and don’t take a second for granted.’
An online fundraiser set up by friends has now raised almost $200,000.
The money will go towards with the flight to Brisbane which was $106,000 while hospital care is currently costing the family $5,000 to $8,000 a day.
It will also go towards recovery care along with accommodation for Lucky and her family in Brisbane.
‘If there are any remaining funds they will be donated to a charity or used to create a non-profit establishment that will help children,’ the updated page states.
Little Lucky (pictured before she got sick) is breathing on her own and smiling again