Andre my grandson was born June this year five weeks premature. After three days old he was rushed to Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital with constant sleep apnoea episodes. He was admitted to ICU. Many Test later more issues were found he had contracted HSV with abnormal Brain activity giving high risk of siesures. On top of this he was born with bilateral microtia atresia which has meant both ears are not properly formed with ear canals missing.
He has moderate to severe hearing loss which requires him to wear a special hearing aid. As to his future development he requires several trips to different specialist services. He and his parents have to fly to Brisbane for appointments and treatment a number of times throughout the year and transport and accomodation becomes expensive. His mother has had to be a full time carer for him as he needs her twenty four hours. This has put a severe strain on her financially. It is sad to see her and Andre in such a predicament as not only is this an immediate problem there will be future expenses when Andre requires surgery on his ears to enable him to hear and look better.
Heres hoping that some kind people will make life better for little Andre and his Mother. They have a trip to Brisbane in week or so to an ENT specialist and money is tight so any donation will be gratefully accepted.