Hello Fellow Warriors,
💙💙💙 Just wanted to take the time to update everyone on Andy's progress and relay that Meggan and Andy wanted to again thank everyone for their support and prayers. They are forever greatful to all of you! 💙
This summer Andy was able to see Metallica and enjoy the lake house with baby Andrew. For these new memories, we are all very greatful!
As far as medically, we are in a bit of a tough place with his tumor response. After the first line of chemo not being effective for him, we did aggressive radiation. We learned a week ago from Andy's most recent pet scan that he did not respond, as hoped. Tumors on his liver and spleen have grown and unfortunately there is new mass in his mesentery. The primary site in his sigmoid is also giving us a hard time.
We ended up going to Northwestern this past Wednesday for a full second opinion. They agreed with everything our oncologist at Christ Hospital is doing.... to continue to push Andy's body as much as it can take with a different and pretty aggressive chemo.
This is all kind of shocking news but we are forging ahead and are continuing to work with our great team at Christ to keep Andy comfortable during the treatment. He is currently admitted into Christ Hospital due to intractable pain that we just could not safely manage at home. They started his new chemo treatment and Andy will be getting an intrathecal pain pump placed today.
We are asking for heavy prayers that Andy can get some relief with these interventions. He is such a true WARRIOR through all of this...💙💙💙
All posts are made by a member of the Andy's Warriors Team and are sourced through family members of the Mikal's.