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Baby girl fighting for life in Bali gets medically evacuated to Australia

Seven-week-old Lucky was rushed to hospital in Bali last week as she gasped for air.

A seven-week-old baby girl who has been fighting for her life in a Bali hospital is on a medical flight back to Australia, 7News has reported.

The family from Melbourne were on holiday when Lucky's mum Honey Ahimsa noticed her baby was struggling to breathe and rushed her to hospital last week, where the family have been since.

Lucky in Bali, with her Mum Honey.
The family were distraught that their baby girl Lucky in Bali was fighting for her life. Source: Bailey Scarlett

Lucky remained on a ventilator while local doctors desperately tried to understand what was wrong. The family reached out to medical specialists across the globe in search for the answer.

A team from Queensland Medical Rescue have flown to Bali to offer medical assistance, with Lucky now on her way to hospital in Brisbane.

Bali hospital 'not equipped' to deal with severe cases

Speaking to Yahoo News Australia last week, family friend Bailey Scarlett echoed the family's belief that the health system in Indonesia was not able to offer Lucky all the help she required.

There were concerns that the seven-week-old would not be strong enough to fly but it is reported the aircraft she is travelling back to Australia in on Monday morning is fully equipped with an intensive care unit and several specialist health professionals.

Lucky will reportedly be transported directly to hospital on arrival and be treated for a severe bacterial infection.

In attempt to raise as much awareness about Lucky's illness as possible, loved ones have been reaching out to media outlets, with Ms Scarlett leading the charge. She also has been caring for Lucky's four-year-old brother Hendrix while Honey and partner Pan were at their baby's side in hospital.

Another family friend Natalie Sapir set up a GoFundMe page which has exceeded their original $90,000 goal, covering the cost of the medical evacuation, and is currently sitting at over $192,000.

Treatment at the Bali hospital was costing upwards of $8,000 per day according to Ms Scarlett.

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