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Tom M's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:November 2012
Illness: Undiagnosed, complex medical issues including cardiac, respiratory, profound deafness, oxygen dependent, peg fed, mobility issues and immune problems

Theme: Superheroes

Date opened: 9th Jun 2018
Date closed: 15th Jun 2018
Deadline: 27th Oct 2018

Photo of Tom M

Theme details

Superheroes - Especially Superman



Child Interests

Tom loves superheroes and is known as Super Tom around the Glasgow hospital he attends regularly as he has his own superhero cape he wears to surgery. He is a very busy boy who loves movement and going fast, and being out and about. He loves the garden, trees and plants and being outdoors exploring. He likes bright bold colours, sparkly things and exploring different textures. He loves fabric and will rub and explore tops and tshirts to feel the patterns and designs. He is really interested in touch and the feel of things, his lack of his hearing sense has really brought out his tactile awareness so he will rub and use his whole body to explore fabrics.


Biography

We had no ante natal diagnosis for Toms medical issues so it was a shock when he arrived by emergency section in November 2012. He has a range of complex medical issues including a severe cardiac defect with a piece of his heart missing, was born without an oesophagus so unable to swallow, profoundly deaf with no audio input at all, as well as other mobility and immune problems. We spent 11 of the first 14 months of Toms life in Glasgow Childrens hospital undergoing various complex and life saving surgeries. We were told many times Tom may not make it, he often baffled the doctors and specialists. But thankfully he was brave and determined and we got to take him home properly in January 2014.

Tom needs a high level of intensive medical care due to his tracheostomy (artificial airway), oxygen dependency, epilepsy, feeding, mobility and communication needs. But he has continued to baffle and surprise the doctors and even us with his progress and ability to pull through from his medical difficulties. He is such a joyous and content little boy, full of smiles and mischief. His bravery is an inspiration

Toms conditions continue to have a significant impact on his health and are life limiting. We are facing further major surgery over the summer which we hope may prolong our time with our precious boy. Our life is often chaotic and intense with all the care, appointments and medical challenges. But we find joy in Tom as he continues to come on, learning new things every day and showing us how amazing he is :)



Patterns


1.DC Comics Superheroes Last Son of Cryton....Superman standing Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
Received

2.Lq files flash logoStitcher: GEMS, UK
In Progress

3.LQ files Spider-Man (close up no back stitch) by BethStitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress

4.DC Comics SUPERHEROES LEAFLET2979 Superman FlyingStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

5.Awesome Pattern Studio design The Avengers Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the HulkStitcher: Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia
In Progress

6.DC Comics Super Heroes Cross Stitch Collections Batman & RobinStitcher: Shelli Rippetoe, USA
In Progress
book

7.Lq files Superman logoStitcher: Gail, Lochgelly, Scotland
In Progress

8.DC Comics Super Heroes Cross Stitch Charts Leisure Arts 2979 Superman “man of steel”Stitcher: Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

9.Superman logo with a letter T for Tom (instead of an S!)Stitcher: Emma Swift, Aberdeen, UK
In Progress

10.Leisure Arts Superheroes in Closeup Closeup of SupermanStitcher: Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
In Progress

11.DC Comics Close-Ups BatmanStitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Heather, Littleborough, England
In Progress


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Tom M's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Jul 2018



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