Andy Macintyre

By Laura Macintyre

I'm fundraising for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation

I have started to raise much needed funds for The Royal Hospital for Women Foundation. You can join me and be part of this amazing journey. Every day at The Royal, a baby's life begins, a baby's life is saved, a woman's life is saved and new research creates miracles.

My Updates

Andy

Friday 8th Dec
Our gorgeous Andy was born on Tuesday 5th Dec and was quickly transferred to The Royal NICU where he has been receiving the most outstanding care since. 

Our Story

Saturday 9th Dec
Andy is our miracle baby all around. 

An IVF pregnancy and a hard pregnancy at that, we were thrilled to make it to almost 37 weeks!

Andy was born at 8:06am on Tues 5th Dec at Kareena Private Hospital. He was born at 36+5 weeks and weighed in at 4.055kg.

At first everything was perfect, until it wasn’t and Andy stopped breathing one minute after he was born and required immediate CPR.

CPR lasted for 10 minutes, Lee and I were still in the room and we had gone into shock. Andy was quickly taken to Kareena Hospitals SCN. 

NETS (Neonatal Emergency Transport Service) arrived and started cooling Andy to help reduce the risks of brain damage. Lee and Andy were then transferred to The Royal Hospital for Women Neonatal intensive Care Unit where Andy was placed on a cooling mat for 72 hours. 
I was transferred a few hours later.

The cooling mat is the only proven way to reduce the risk of brain damage if used within the first 6 hours of life. Andy was placed on the mat at 5 hours old. 

It is now Saturday at 3am. Andy is now being warmed and will have an MRI on Sunday to check out what his brain is doing. 

Lee and I are yet to hold our bubby, but we know it’s for the best and that he is in the best place. 

For an idea, it would cost around $30,000 a day for Andy’s care. He is sedated with morphine, he has a one on one nurse, and he is connected up to multiple life saving machines. 

Over 70% of the life saving equipment in the NICU has been funded through donations, so you can see why this fundraiser is so important to us! 

Thank you for reading this far, and we hope you consider donating to this amazing cause! Every dollar counts!

Day 17!

Thursday 21st Dec
Andy is now 17 days old and gestation of 39 weeks. 

Over the past week or so since our last update Andy has made lots of improvement.

He has been a bit of a bugger and goes backwards A LOT but overall he is in much better shape.
He looks fantastic, his brain MRI showed no obvious signs of brain damage and he is no longer on sedatives, anti seizure meds or intubation. 
He has spent about 5 days on cpap and now on a low dosage of high flow. We have tried unsuccessfully twice to take him off high flow but both times he doesn’t last longer than two hours without the breathing support. 

We still have a fair way to go! But we will get there xx 

Thank you to my Sponsors

$520

Raquel Bouris

❤️

$520

Sally Warren

I hope this helps a little bit. I’m following your story every day !! Sending all my love and prayers to you all ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

$211

Cath And Craig Lacey

Good luck guys.

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J Say Pty Ltd

$158.25

Christina Healy

$158.25

Shaun Sampson

Thank you

$105.50

Kerrie Sampson

Thanks for caring for Andy

$105.50

William Rodriquez

$105.50

Colin Freer

$105.50

Maggie Mills

One day at a time Laura. Andy couldn’t be in better hands. Thinking of all of you. Xx

$105.50

Sue Della

Sending love to you and the family

$105.50

Debbie Martin

Sending lots of love to you and your little family.

$105.50

Adam Dreier

$105.50

Anonymous

$105.50

Kathy Murphy

You are an amazing young Mum doing this and your beautiful son will be so proud of you.

$105.50

Ben, Craig & Charlotte Xxx

You keep charging along Andy you little trooper👏Much love Ben, Craig & Charlotte

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Amber M

Love to you all.

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Manahan Family

$105.50

Jenna, Richard, Francesca & Oliver Yorkston

Thinking of you Andy,

$105.50

Jensen Family

Hi Laura & Lee. We live in Bundeena & have been following your story about little Andy. We can relate to some of your story as we had a premmie baby in 1983. He was 1kg & born at 28 weeks. After 5mths in hospital & once home on oxygen he was in & out of hospital over the next two years. He is now a handsome 40yr old & doing well in his line of work. We are thinking of you all & sending healing to your little man. Much love Wendy & Paul Jensen 💗

$104

Alison Bell

$104

Aunty Sum

Love Aunty Summer

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Chris And Liz

$104

Lisa, Jack, Sophie & Alfie

Thank you for taking such good care of our Andy!

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Nathan & Sophie

$75

Verety Moffat

Andy couldn't be more loved and lucky to join such an inspiring family! We're thinking of you all. - the Moffats

$52.75

Mitchell Hay

$52.75

Simon Ward

Wishing Andy and all of you strength in the coming days.

$52.75

Deborah & Neil Stewart

$52.75

Laura, Lee, Joey & Andy Macintyre

For our Andy. Thank you to all of the team at The Royal Hospital for Women NICU

$52.75

Karen Dove

$52.75

Charlotte & Rory D’agostino

💗

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Belinda, Andrew, Matilda And Jackson Xx

I cannot imagine what you guys are going through at the moment, all I do know is how strong you all are and what a support family you have. Thinking of you xx

$52.75

Susie Mcgilvray

Thinking of you all

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Cate Jessop

For Andy and all the little babies who need a little extra care ♥️

$52.75

June Macintyre

Love Nana Mac

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Kierly Nielsen

$52.75

Kate Stanley

As the wife to a former 10-week premmie twin, who stayed in NICU for 6+weeks, I’m so glad you and Andy are receiving such wonderful care, and love that you’re raising money for such a good cause. Sending love and good wishes xx

$52.75

Elysha Vom Bruch

Thinking of you and all the bubbas in there 🫶🏼

$52.75

Denise Dolan

Love to you all 💕

$52.75

Shauna

Hope wee Andy and mum are doing well. My son spent 4 days in NICU when he was born in May 22. They nurses are angels on earth xx

$52.75

Ashleigh Laughton - Amara Mary Andrews

This donation is in memory of our baby girl Amara who we lost just hours after birth in January of 2020. May your precious little man make a full recovery and come home to you very soon! A very worthy fundraiser xx

$52.75

Susie Traeger

Congratulations on the arrival of baby Andy. My gratefulness and admiration goes out to all the staff of the NICU helping all the mums, dads and families to have their Miracle baby.. thank you

$52.75

Alana English

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Michelle Jamieson

Lots of love to baby Andy 💙

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Anonymous

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Sara

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Nick

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Jan Sidaway

$52.75

Loren Meehan

Thinking of you during this difficult time . Xx

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Tarnie Hozack

$52.75

Mark Hill-webber

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Whitney

Feel for u guys 🌸 Andy making great steps 🌸 luv to all 🌸

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Shirley Sweeting

xxxx

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Chris Bayley

For Andy and all the bubs that need help.

$52.75

Therese And Phill Mccoll

Loving wishes Andy 💙

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Burgess Family

$52.75

Leonie Levi

Love to you all xx

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Prue, Tim And Lyss

Biggest love xxx

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Anonymous

$52

Claire Greening

$52

Karen Barnett

Thankyou Laura

$52

Maggy Sampson

We love you Andy boy 🫶🏼

$42.20

Lucy K

$42.20

Mark Condon

$31.65

Jess Adderley

$26.38

Chandra Sivakumar

$26.38

Hayley Coleman

Thinking of you guys - your strength is incredible

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Courtney Duddleston

$26.38

Denise Gorrel

Done for you beautiful Andy Denise 💓💓🥰🥰

$26.38

Melissa Denman

Sending love to Andy, Mum and Dad. Knowing how hospital the amazing is ourselves, im so glad that your little Andy is in their care. Sending love and well wishes to you all ❤️. xxxx

$26.38

Kathryn Mulligan

$26.38

Anonymous

best of luck all turns out well guys, fight the good fight little Andy

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Anonymous

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Julie Pinto

Praying for a full recovery for Andy and Prayers for his family

$26.38

Angelo & Rebel

Andy is fortunate to have wonderful parents dedicated to raising funds for future children. Great work guys! 💪🏼💪🏼

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Amie

I hope your bubba makes a full recovery and is home soon!x

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Maddison Grove

❤️❤️

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Cathy Ibbotson

Beautiful Andy 😍

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Anonymous

$26.38

Alex Sotiriou

$26.38

Geraldine Lewis

$26.38

Vrushali C

$26.38

Jess Mailey

$26

Beverly Brown

You are doing a wonderful thing Laura. Wishing Andy a speedy recovery.

$26

Belinda Brannock

Thank you for everything that you do

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Zoe Peters

My now 17 year old spent his first weeks of life in the Royal Women's NICU as a premmie baby. All the staff are fantastic and provided us with the best care

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Jennifer Devine

$26

Beth Mooney

$26

Ellie

$26

Anonymous

$26

Chris Thong

$21.10

Nabila Ola

$21.10

Christopher Kaikati

God bless, will keep him in my prayers 🙏.

$21.10

Larica Macdonald

$21.10

Kate Downes

Thank you Laura x

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Anonymous

$15.82

Lisa Murray

Hope all goes well for baby Andy. Thinking of you all

$15.60

Anonymous

$12.66

Anonymous

$10.55

Dahna Leotta

Thinking of you all xx

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Peter Young

I am sure you will find most people who have been in the same situation my wife had our daughter at 32 weeks she is now 23. Hope it all goes well for you 👍.

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Anonymous

$10.55

Olly Chapman

$5.40

Anne Madden

Praying your little warrior grows into a big strong handsome man 🙏🏻🙌🏻💙

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