Baby Lucky in Bali to be transported back to Australia once condition improves past critical

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Rescue offer for the parents of an Aussie baby fighting for life in Bali – but one thing must happen before she can return home

  • Baby Lucky could be on her way to Australia if condition improves
  • Specialists have warned she’s too fragile to be transported 
  • Medical Rescue have offered to fly her with a ‘mobile ICU’ 

The Australian baby who has been fighting for her life in a Balinese hospital has been offered a lifeline with one serious stipulation.

The family of Lucky have been contacted by Medical Rescue which has offered to fly the critically ill infant back home on a plane, however it can only happen when her condition improves. 

Lucky was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with a severe bacterial infection on Wednesday after her mother, Honey Ahimsa, realised the seven-week-old was struggling to breathe.

She was placed on a ventilator after the bacterial infection took a serious toll on her lungs. 

Lucky's mother, Honey Ahimsa, as well as paediatric specialists have warned that the infant is in too fragile a condition to be transported right now

Lucky’s mother, Honey Ahimsa, as well as paediatric specialists have warned that the infant is in too fragile a condition to be transported right now

Medical Rescue uses rescue helicopters, fixed wing air ambulance and telemedicine support.

However, Ms Ahimsa revealed on Friday that paediatric specialists in both Australia and Singapore believe that Lucky’s condition is too fragile to transport her. 

Their clinical operations manager, Josh Campbell, told 7News they’ve offered Lucky’s family ‘essentially a mobile intensive care unit’ including a retrieval physician and a specialist intensive care paediatric nurse. 

However, Ms Ahimsa said that paediatric specialists in both Australia and Singapore believe that Lucky’s condition is too fragile to transport her.

‘It’s a very delicate operation as you could imagine,’ Mr Campbell said.

‘We must get her improving and more stable before she can be transported,’ Ms Ahimsa wrote in an Instagram post.

‘She’s fighting strong, yesterday there was a small improvement which is a miracle.’

She later added: ‘The hospital has more specialised staff and better equipment/medicine.’

Lucky was transferred to another hospital on Friday night to give her a better chance of survival

Lucky was transferred to another hospital on Friday night to give her a better chance of survival

Lucky has been on a ventilator since she arrived at the Siloam Hospital in Denpasar on Wednesday, unable to breathe on her own.

She was transferred to another hospital on Friday night where she can receive more comprehensive treatment and potentially recover to a point where she can travel back to Australia.

‘A bed has opened up in a better hospital, Lucky has been in queue since arriving,’ Ms Ahimsa posted.

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‘It’s time to move her, we will go in the ambulance soon.

‘My heart is pounding.’

Doctors told Ms Ahimsa and her fiance Pan their baby girl may not make it and has a 50 per cent chance of survival at best.

Lucky’s story has captured the hearts of many, with an online fundraiser reaching over $170,000 in just 4,000 donations in just a few days.

Hospital care is currently costing the family $5,000 to $8,000 a day, with the flight to Brisbane currently quoted at $106,000. 

Baby Lucky remains on a ventilator fighting for life

Baby Lucky remains on a ventilator fighting for life

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