It kills me to post this. But you all have been so faithful in your support for little Andrew and his family. I am always blown away by faith and prayers given so freely for strangers. You all rock. Every last one of you.
I received this email from the Impossibly Tall Rowing Woman, Jeanne - Andrew's loving aunt:
Thank you all for all your prayers during Andrew's struggle. He passed away today after big downturn in his condition yesterday. We were able to visit him last night to say goodbye. After seeing how much his condition had worsened, I prayed that God take him to heaven rather than see him suffer like that anymore. I know God is welcoming him into His arms.
Please pray for Mari, Eric, and Will [3 yr old big brother] as they grieve. I can't imagine how hard this is for them. Here is what Mari & Eric posted on his support site:
"Andrew Thomas Haddock passed away today in his loving mothers arms at 2 P.M. in the Children's NICU. He was 4 1/2 months old. Andrew went very quickly and peacefully. We got to hold him and spend some special time with him in the end. Thank you for all the prayers and support throughout these past four months. It was a hard decision but Andrew's care was doing more harm than good. The doctors and nurses and Children's did an amazing job in trying to help Andrew get better but the infections took the best of him. If by miracle his body could recover from the sepsis, his brain had suffered such a tremendous injury he would not have had any decent quality of life. No parent should have to make that decision but we could not bear to see him suffer any more.
"We are so grateful to have had the 10 days we did with him at home and will never forget the footprint he has left on our lives and hearts. He was a very special little boy and we will miss him very very much. He has touched so many people in such little time. Again thank you for all the support and prayers and a special thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Children's and the Brigham. We will update with the funeral services once we have those in place."