Power Restored for Little Girl on Feeding Pump
The Desai family had their power restored about noon Thursday.
The Desai family had power restored about noon Thursday, ending a difficult few days for their daughter, who is dependent on a feeding pump.
Reva Desai, 4, and her mother, Palak, resorted to charging the feeding pump at Norma’s Coffee Corner, 189 W. Northwest Highway, on Wednesday morning after losing power Monday. The family has lived in the Palatine Commons subdivision for about 18 months.
The family’s story, which appeared Wednesday on Patch, generated several offers of help – such as paying for a hotel room for the family – from members of the Palatine community.
“I really appreciate it,” Palak Desai said. “I can’t even tell you how difficult it’s been.”
Reva Desai has serious digestion issues. She is fed and hydrated by a pump.
Like hundreds of thousands throughout the Chicago-area, the Desais lost power Monday morning. By Wednesday, the battery on the pump was getting low.
Palak Desai also created a makeshift fridge out of a cooler to keep her daughter’s medicine and medical food from going bad. The family couldn’t afford a hotel room because of mounting medical bills.
“She’s good,” Palak Desai said of her daughter. “She’s exhausted from all the running around, but she’s doing well.”
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