Andy, Our Warrior

Andy was born via C-Section at 35 weeks. He was 6 pounds and 18” long. ​From the beginning he developed some feeding problems, and when he turned 2 he was diagnosed with GERD.

After many years fighting with his feeding problems, in 2014 he spent almost a year in the Children’s Hospital in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His doctors decided Andy needed surgery for a G-Button (Gastrostomy button). In 2015 he got his Nissan Fundoplication to fix his GERD problem. That surgery was successful and his problem with reflux is now very well controlled. In 2016 after many tests, he was diagnosed with severe Gastroparesis. Due to this, the doctors decided to change his G-tube to a GJ tube. After the Gastroparesis diagnosis, his GI decided to send us to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, They made some test, labs and finally they decided the implantation of a Gastric peacemaker, we are truly grateful with the medical team, with his GI Dr. Jacob and Surgeon Dr. Diefenbach. His life has changed drastically.

Meanwhile, Andy enjoys playing with his friends and attending school. He is in 5th grade. He loves to play video games and basketball. ​We are thankful to have our little warrior with us! He is a true fighter!

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  • Name: Andy V.Andy Velazquez
  • Condition(s): Gastroparesis
  • Age at Treatment: 8 years old
  • Age Today: 03/10/200812 Years

Andy was born via C-Section at 35 weeks. He was 6 pounds and 18” long. ​From the beginning he developed some feeding problems, and when he turned 2 he was diagnosed with GERD.

After many years fighting with his feeding problems, in 2014 he spent almost a year in the Children’s Hospital in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. His doctors decided Andy needed surgery for a G-Button (Gastrostomy button). In 2015 he got his Nissan Fundoplication to fix his GERD problem. That surgery was successful and his problem with reflux is now very well controlled. In 2016 after many tests, he was diagnosed with severe Gastroparesis. Due to this, the doctors decided to change his G-tube to a GJ tube. After the Gastroparesis diagnosis, his GI decided to send us to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, They made some test, labs and finally they decided the implantation of a Gastric peacemaker, we are truly grateful with the medical team, with his GI Dr. Jacob and Surgeon Dr. Diefenbach. His life has changed drastically.

Meanwhile, Andy enjoys playing with his friends and attending school. He is in 5th grade. He loves to play video games and basketball. ​We are thankful to have our little warrior with us! He is a true fighter!

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