Five-year-old Andre Daisy from Townsville died four days after he fell ill while on holiday in February.
He was with his mother, stepdad, and three sisters when he suddenly felt flu-like symptoms.
According to a report from The Townsville Bulletin, his mother thought that he had caught the flu after he vomited and developed a headache on the morning they were going to return home.
His condition then started to deteriorate and he had a seizure. His family then decided to call the paramedics.
He was then taken to the Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, where he was placed in an induced coma.
According to Ms. Napier, doctors believe that meningitis might have caused the swelling on his brain.
A procedure was then attempted on Saturday to relieve the pressure on his brain, but it failed.
His family had decided to let him go due to his condition, and he was surrounded by his relatives when he passed away.
According to his mother, it was just one day before he was supposed to start school.
She said that he was a very sweet and loving boy who was her only son.
A fundraising page was then started to help his family with the funeral expenses.
The goal of the campaign has already reached over $10,000. It is believed that the cost of transporting his body to Townsville will be around $11,000.
According to his aunt, Michaela Napier, it was too late for them to do anything to help him due to his condition.
Due to the sudden and unexpected death of their son, the family has been left with a lot of questions and expenses.
One of these is how to pay for the funeral expenses. To help the family, Shaneen McCann, the brother of Andre’s step-mum, started a Gofundme page.
The campaign has already raised over $17,100. According to him, both his parents held his hand when he fell.
In his statement, Mr. McCann wrote that the boy was surrounded by his entire family in the hospital.
He was treated like a king, and he was even given toys and treats while his family prayed for a miracle. He also got to see the sunrise as his parents and other relatives held him.
They held him in their final moments, and they were able to see his last heartbeats.
Mr. McCann also noted that during his short life, he would often joke around with his friends and tell his mother that if God would come knocking, she should let him in.
Ms Napier stated that she planned on holding a party for her son at their home in Townsville.