Fatherhood felt like traditional way of passage before I met my partner, Nishah. Just like an old romantic movie, I was swept off my feet with violins playing in the background. We fell in love across borders (me being from India and she from Malaysia) and we made it happen. In fact, thanks to the Bank, I was offered a role in Global Banking Services, Malaysia, which earned brownie points from my protective father-in-law.
After getting hitched, multiple miscarriages took a toll on Nishah’s emotional state. While I stood tall and supportive by her side, she had no idea I was breaking down too. After taking our time to heal emotionally, Nishah was pregnant with our little boy with a strong heartbeat. At week 22, we were told that Nishah was suffering from preeclampsia and her blood pressure was abnormally high. She was hospitalized by week 28 in the government hospital in Malaysia