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LoveQuiltsUK - Sam H's quilt

Sam H's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:July 2010
Illness: Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Theme: Cars (Big and Bold)

Date opened: 28th Jan 2017
Date closed: 29th Jan 2017
Deadline: 31st May 2017

Photo of Sam H

Theme details

Cars (Big and Bold) - Big Bold Cars, Very Simple As Sight Impaired



Child Interests

Zebras, cars, lights, music, his fishtank.

Big block contrasting colours, nothing too delicate as he won't see it.


Biography

Sam was born at 33 weeks by emergency c-section. After 5 weeks in NICU he was sent home with a clean bill of health, but was difficult to feed and a community NICU nurse expressed concern over his eyesight.
At 4 months old he finally refused to feed at all, and was admitted for exploratory surgery. His previous diagnosis of colic was rapidly changed to silent reflux, which developed into full blown reflux. The NICU nurse continued to push for a neurologist to examine him and so he was diagnosed at 6 months with Cerebral Palsy, and labelled 'life-limited' and 'severe failure to thrive'.

A routine operation at 8 months old to examine his eyes led to 2 collapsed lungs and his first stay in PICU. His original diagnosis of an inoperable detached retina was added to by a later MRI which showed his visual cortex was damaged as well. A gastrostomy and fundoplication replaced the NG tube and then a few months and many hospital admissions later a tracheostomy followed.

Hospital admissions remained frequent, with Sam spending more time on the ward than at home, until a chance conversation with a friend led to the discovery of blended food.

Sam is now 6, and is a happy, lively little boy with an amazing zest for life. He has an R82 X-Panda wheelchair and house chair, and despite his compromised immune system, and being unable to walk, talk or even play independently, he loves the school he goes to although he is less fond of the hour in the car every morning to get there! His condition means he is still termed life limited, although it's hard to remember that when he smiles us, his smiles just melt hearts.



Patterns


1.Lightning McQueenStitcher: Jo Reynolds, Folkestone, UK
Received
https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/414049759466942140/

2.Ford Anglia (Harry Potter car)Stitcher: Lyn, Cannock, UK
In Progress
http://mariescrossstitch.co.uk/ford-anglia-cross-s...

3.Red fire truck (Veraco counted cross stitch) Will remove name plate and cones to fit criteriaStitcher: Jo Higgs, Dover, Kent, UK
Received
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/fire-truck-birth-record-...

4.Little Red Car Counted Cross Stitch, pattern by Mel's Daisy Patch 4 x big bold cars in red, yellow, blue & greenStitcher: Kate Hodson, South Woodham Ferrers, UK
Received

5.Https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/32228953557773389/ Tardis - Blue Police Box from Doctor Who This has been discussed and approved by Helen, Sam's MumStitcher: Sarah Farnsworth, Sandiacre, England
Received

6.From own photos VW Camper VanStitcher: Louise Kirk, Nottingham, UK
Received

7.Digger/tractor in green, orange and yellow Bold colours and minimal fine detail. 86 squares by 55 squares on 14 count white Aida fabric Stitcher: Lisa, Singapore, Singapore
Received

8.Https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/200138966/fire-truck-cross-stitch-pattern-digital Fire truck cross stitch pattern. This fire truck cross stitch pattern will measure about 5.6 x 5.3 inches when stitched on 14 count cloth. It is 78x74 stitches.n.Stitcher: Michelle Betts, Deal, UK
Received

9.Heritage classics companions heritage stitchcraft copyright 1994 1960 series 11 landroverStitcher: Sue Burchett, Bristol, UK
Received

10.Runciprace large Cuban type carStitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
Received

11.Www.rucniprace.cz Big blue carStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
Received

12.Label Stitcher: Claire Holland, Newquay, UK
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Claire Holland
Submitted: Apr 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Jo Reynolds
Submitted: Mar 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Jo Higgs
Submitted: Apr 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Kate Hodson
Submitted: May 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Sarah Farnsworth
Submitted: Apr 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Louise Kirk
Submitted: Apr 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Lisa
Submitted: Feb 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Michelle Betts
Submitted: Apr 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Sue Burchett
Submitted: May 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Feb 2017

Cross stitch square for Sam H's quilt
Stitched by: Linda Cropper
Submitted: Mar 2017


Fabric

Fabric for Sam H
Fabric for Sam H

Card

Card for Sam H
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers

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