It's only been a day, but I was very excited when Andre spent some time out of the closet to hang out with me -- he has been enjoying lots of head butting and pets. He has been purring, which is a good sign!!
He has hung out in the closet mostly, but I think that's what he's used to. He comes out when he sees me and i sit on the floor. He is very skittish with unfamiliar noises. But good progress in the last 24 hours! Yes, it's been slow, but I'm learning his ways. I am hoping he will be able to hang outside the closet on his own at some point!