Today little baby boy Eugene is the only patient of the Slavyansk children hospital. Two doctors and two nurses go to work every day with only one goal in mind – to keep little Eugene alive. Doctors and nurses have been with Eugene since before first bombs fell when Ukrainian army started bombing the city. When hospital was being hit with artillery shells doctors covered little guy with mattress to protect him from shrapnel.
Vladimir Burya, head of the intensive care unit of the children hospital: “When Ukrainian army started to shoot at us, where could we run? there is nowhere to run! Everything was exploding around us. We somehow survived. So we stayed here, watching after this baby. He understands everything, looks at me with worried eyes. Of course we’re all scared when bombings resume. Anything can happen.”
Rest of the kids were hiding in the basement. When bombing stopped we moved them to Kramatorsk. However Eugene, because if this huge machine that keeps him alive, we weren’t able to move. For 6 months now his life depends on this machine, it helps him breath.
Doctors are running out of medication that Eugene needs. Since Ukrainian army began blockade of the city it is harder and harder to smuggle much needed medication to the city.