Toddler slowly going BLIND from cancer has treatment

A toddler from India with painful protruding eyes who was slowly going blind has finally treatment thanks to generous readers from around the world who were moved by his plight.

Zailian Kaipeng, two, had been 'constant pain' with his swollen eyes since he was two months old but his parents were too poor to fund treatment.

But that has now changed after his family's heart-wrenching plea for help was reported by mnay news outlets including MailOnline in September and more than £10,000 was raised from around the world.

Finally getting medical attention, the boy was diagnosed with blood cancer and is having chemotherapy.  

His grandmother Thaponti Kaipeng, 65, admitted they were 'just waiting for him to die' because there was nothing they could do for him. 

But now they're thankful to the general public for helping to turn his life around. 

Zailian Kaipeng's family are thankful for help now their son can have life-saving treatment

Zailian Kaipeng's family are thankful for help now their son can have life-saving treatment

The boy was in 'constant pain' with his swollen eyes since he was two months old

The boy was in 'constant pain' with his swollen eyes since he was two months old

The toddler, two, was diagnosed with blood cancer and is having chemotherapy

The toddler, two, was diagnosed with blood cancer and is having chemotherapy

His labourer father Nerbanglal Kaipeng, 28, from, Tripura, north eastern India, earned just Rs 150 (£1.70) a day and had found himself out of work.

He said: 'A lot of people have come forward to help him. It's such a blessing to know people like this exist in the world and I cannot thank them enough. Without their help we would not be sitting here with such amazing doctors.'

'He has a long road ahead'

Zailian, whose swollen eyes have already drastically reduced due to treatment, is suffering from Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

He is currently at Artemis Health hospital, outside New Delhi, northern India, having chemotherapy.

Dr Randeep Singh, head of oncology, at Artemis, said: 'After examination of his bone marrow it was confirmed he is suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia and we started the chemotherapy. 

Zailian is pictured with his grandmother Thaponti Kaipeng. His swollen eyes have already drastically reduced due to treatment

Zailian is pictured with his grandmother Thaponti Kaipeng. His swollen eyes have already drastically reduced due to treatment

The youngster has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells

The youngster has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells

'First we gave him oral steroids for seven days then chemotherapy injections started.

'We will do a fresh bone marrow test after some time to see how his body is responding and confirm if the cancer is under control.

'The drastic condition of his eyes at first could have been where the leukemia had clustered behind the eye but right now we need to save his life. His eyes can only be looked at once we control the cancer.

'We suspect he will need chemotherapy sessions for many months to come and then we'll review his situation. This is not an overnight thing. He has a long road ahead.'

'We will have to wait and see'

Dr Sameer Kaushal, head of ophthalmology, at Artemis, explained that they are not sure if they can save Zailian's vision yet.

'The condition of his eyes was bad but that is not the primary problem at the moment,' he explained. 

After a crowdfunding page was set up £10,000 was raised in the first ten hours

After a crowdfunding page was set up £10,000 was raised in the first ten hours

'The primary problem is the leukemia which is the root cause of the eye problem. We're not sure if he still has vision at present. We will have to wait for the chemotherapy to

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