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LoveQuiltsUK - Joseph B's quilt

Joseph B's quilt    (Quilt Open)

Born:February 2015
Illness: Tetralogy of fallot with pulmonary artresia, broncho malacia

Theme: Dinosaurs

Date opened: 10th Nov 2018
Deadline: 26th Mar 2019

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Child Interests

Joseph loves dinosaurs and his favourite colour is green.


Joseph was a planned C Section delivery as he was breech. He was a tiny 5lbs 10 but doctors were happy with him. As soon as we established feeding we were allowed home. We were home for 3 weeks and one day Joseph began to struggle to breath. I went to the GP and we were asked to go to our local hospital. At the hospital normal observation tests showed that Joseph had dangerously low oxygen saturation, an alarm was pressed and doctors arrived. It was established that Joseph had an issue with his heart. We were then blue lighted to the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle where we were told that Joseph had a very serious and life changing congenital heart defect. We were told to expect to be in hospital for 6 months and that our life was about to fundamentally change.

Joseph had his first open heart surgery at 3 weeks old. This was successful and surprisingly we were allowed home after a month in hospital. We took our precious baby home with strict instuctions to help him gain weight for his next and more complex surgery at 6 months old. Between month 1 and month 6 we had lots of medical emergencies but thankfully we got to month 6 and the surgery was successful.

Back to present day and Joseph is 3 and a half. He is a beautiful and very happy little boy. He is at pre-school and very much enjoying it. He has had 3 x heart catheter operations after his major surgery. His heart is just now starting to deteriorate again and we have been told to expect a further open heart surgery early 2019. We would love your quilt to take with us to hospital.

Patterns (0 stitchers needed)

1.Https:// Luna River Crafts Roaring T-RexStitcher: Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK
In Progress

2.'Little Dino' by Jane Prutton CrossStitcher issue 286 Dec 2014 A stegosaurusStitcher: Jennifer Urquhart, Glasgow, Scotland
In Progress

3.World of Cross Stitching p22-23 Dinosaur sampler - two dinosaurs with a baby in an egg, originally a birth sampler, may leave out the borderStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK
In Progress

4.DMC Baby & Kids Motif Series 2 Selection of small cute dinosaurs mainly shades of greenStitcher: Sally, Hull, UK
In Progress
isbn 978-605-5647-28-5

5.Once upon a Dinosaur. Designed by Ursula Michael. Stitcher: Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand
In Progress T-RexStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

7.Adele Welsbys cross stitch characters Selection of dinosaursStitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
In Progress

8. Awaiting approval:
Sharon welch design/ also my own layout.. dinosaur/bones/cavemen
Stitcher: Zoe Spooner, Dartford, UK

9.The world of cross stitching issue 181 Set of 3 dinosaurs Stitcher: Monika, Letchworth GC, UK
In Progress

10.Nasztapatterns Etsy Mix of dinasaursStitcher: Nancy Lowe, Tamworth, UK
In Progress

11.Urban Dinosaurs Collection of DinosaursStitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

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None yet. (Quilt opened on 10th Nov 2018)

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