Andy was your typical little 7 year old. He has an older sister, Teagan is in the 4th grade, she is 9 years old. His baby sister Mackenzie is a 5 year old in preschool.Of course Andy loved his sisters but he was blessed to have a best friend who he shared a special bond with, his twin brother Christian. Andy and Christian
could always be found together, their bond was a special one, a bond people say only twins have the honor of experiencing.
Andy enjoyed life and lived it the fullest that life could be lived at just the tender age of 7, when his families life tragically changed forever. Andy was a tender hearted affectionate little guy who loved hugs, holding hands, and especially sitting on his Aunt Jen Jen's lap :-). His bond was special with all...a true charmer ! He was his Mom Liz's Baby Bear and Liz was called Momma Bear â™¡
Andy especially enjoyed playing xbox 360. Andy enjoyed bonding times camping out with his siblings and his Grandpa who loved him dearly.He could always be found sleeping with his TY beannie buddy (that was his Momma Bears' s in her younger years). He called his beannie buddy Monkey~
Andy developed a rash on Wednesday Aug 21st. The next day he developed a fever while at school.and he was taken to the emergency room.with his fever flexuating between 101º-104º degrees.It appeared Andy had Fifths Disease. as his rash began to fill up with pus and at this point he was unable to drink or eat he was then transferred to a larger hospital.
Andy was then diagnosed with Stevens Johnson syndrome and transferred by life flight to Columbus Nationwide Children's Hospital in to the intensive care unit. He was sedated to keep him comfortable, iv's were administered, oxygen, and tubes administered to drain the mucus. While he was sedated, his wounds were cleaned as the skin peeled like a burn victim then his body was wrapped In medical burn gauze. Special contacts were perscribed to protect his eyes so as not to be damaged possibly causing blindness. Over the next few days, Andy was poked and proded beyond comprehension including blood transfusions because of his severe medical condition.
the condition worsens
As the family was informed it would be a long road to come home possibly even a couple months. As they waited for his recovery his condition suddenly worsened, he unexpectedly had to have a medical procedure due to an intestines issue. unexpectedly the family was informed Andy's internal organs took a turn for the worse and his body was shutting down, there was nothing more medically that could be done for this little boy. The family was asked to come in to say their last goodbyes while he was on life support. After the family all said their goodbyes Momma Bear held Baby Bear in her arms as he passed...leaving behind precious memories filled with their pain of loss.
Liz has no insurance, a struggling Mom left to pick up the pieces. IF you have it in your generous hearts PLEASE help her with this most difficult time in her life of dealing with the loss of her precious 7 year old son â™¥
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