Andrew was diagnosed with Erythroid (M6) Acute Myeloid Leukemia on November 4th, 2010 when he was almost 5 months old. Andrew is currently in remission from his cancer, after finishing his 5 rounds of chemotherapy. He is a healthy, happy toddler.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I was cautious to say that things were better yesterday because we've been let down just about every day, but things are definitely getting better. We're weaning him off the oxygen bit by bit, and although the process is very gradual and slow, at least we're getting somewhere. They expect we'll be out of here in 2-3 days and we'll be back in the ICS for monitoring.

He still is getting high fevers every so often. They seem to be less and less common, so maybe once or twice a day he'll spike. His ANC is now 400 and his white count is 1.5!! We are super excited.

We were sad to hear that our liver transplant friend, Ashley, didn't make it through her surgery. Ashley was a little angel who would write cute notes to Andrew. She was always wanting to make people happy and comfortable. Our prayers are with her family.


  1. So happy to hear that Andrew is improving! We have been praying so hard for him--for all of you, actually. Our friend, Lori, who is a nurse in PICU agrees that you are all amazing! Of course, we already knew that. Keep smiling!

  2. SOOOO happy to read the good news. There will be rejoicing on the other side of the world, too, when this blog entry is read!

  3. Here on the other side of the world, there is great rejoicing!

  4. Been reading your blog and thinking about you guys a lot. There are many people, even ones you don't know, rooting for Andrew here in Austin.

  5. I am so happy to hear about these improvements!! What wonderful news! I'm sure it helps to ease some of your worry seeing these little improvements. Hooray!

    But, I'm so, so sad to hear about Ashley. We spent many weeks there with them and I marveled at their family. They will be in our prayers.

  6. We are so happy that little Andrew is improving. We are praying and thinking about you guys. So sorry to hear about those two little angels that passed away and our prayers are with their families. We hope you know how amazing we think you are and how you have strengthened out faith. We are always here if you need anything.