On Thursday, Feb. 19th Andre had surgery to remove the tumor. They were able to remove a large portion, but not all of the tumor.
Before his surgery Andre didn't have many good days. He didn't sleep much, cried a lot, and had a difficult time allowing anyone to touch or be near him. Since surgery and the relief he has felt Andre has found his smile again and enjoys his toys, playing peek-a-boo, lots of little story books, and the hugs and affection from Barry and Dimple.
Andre was forced to stay bedridden due to the ventricular drain installed in his head, but since it was recently removed he is able to get out of bed for some physical therapy and time to be a kid. On this instance Andre got tired on his floor mat and fell asleep. Barry decided to join him.
Andre started chemotherapy treatments on Monday, March 9th. Today, March 12th, as I write this Andre has been fighting a fever that peaked at 102, but seems to be getting better. He is also having a blood transfusion due to low red blood cell count. If he is doing well enough tomorrow they will administer his second chemo treatment.
We know that Andre has a long road ahead of him and so do Barry and Dimple, but this story could not be told without recognizing and praising the presence of the hand of The Lord in their life. We have seen the many little miracles that The Lord has granted as we've prayed in faith for Andre's wellbeing. We are setting up this page to help Barry and Dimple with their medical expenses, including their future expenses when they will be bringing Andre for further treatment at UCSF and other facilities.
We love Andre, Dimple and Barry and hope that with this page we can help to bless their lives by reducing the burden and stress over paying these expenses so they can focus on what's most important... each other.
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