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LoveQuiltsUK - Oliver W's quilt

Oliver W's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:2001
Illness: Complex intractable epilepsy

Theme: Thomas the tank, Ten Pin bowling and Aeroplanes

Date opened: 5th Jan 2019
Date closed: 11th Jan 2019
Deadline: 26th May 2019

Photo of Oliver W

Theme details

Thomas the tank, Ten Pin bowling and Aeroplanes - Especially Spitfires



Child Interests

Thomas the Tank Engine, ten pin bowling, aeroplanes.
Oliver likes red & blue


Biography

Our handsome and the absolute nicest natured son Oliver was born after a completely normal pregnancy and birth. At age 6 months he started 'jerking'. After visiting the GP each week for a month with videos he was eventually diagnosed with infantile spasms, a devasting type of epilepsy that affects babies. He was treated in hospital and we thought he might be in the very fortunate 10% that made a full recovery. However, the seizures returned and at age 2 years he was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Since then there has hardly been a day when Oliver hasn't had any seizures. He has tried everything - medication (lots!), special diet, surgery investigation and has a VNS inserted but nothing has worked. It is sad times when you are on first name terms with your pharmacist, ambulance crews, A&E and hospital ward staff as we see them so often.
Oliver was also diagnosed with autism at age 3 years. Now, due to constant seizure activity, he has severe learning difficulties and doesn't speak as much. However, Oliver is happy and comes alive with anything connected to his interests - Thomas the Tank Engine, ten pin bowling and aeroplanes (he loves Spitfires particularly). He then will sometimes spontaneously make conversation which is lovely to hear and much missed by us all.



Patterns


1.Stoney Creek Legendary Aircraft SpitfireStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
Received

2.Original Anchor Cross stitch pattern bought on ebay SpitfireStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
Received

3.Bowling by Laura Gottfried. Bowling pins and bowling ball. Bowling by Laura Gottfried.Stitcher: Alisha , Birmingham , UK
In Progress

4.Thomas the tank engine Cross Stitch by Helen Turvey. Henry from Thomas the Tank engine covered in paint.Stitcher: Kathryn, Wellington , New Zealand
In Progress

5.Heritage Stitchcraft ConcordeStitcher: Lisa Toner, Bangkok, Thailand
Received

6.Thomas the tank engine cross stitch patterns from ebay Edward (I think ). Or maybe Thomas from Thomas the tank engine ( I can’t tell the difference from the front) blue train from the front Stitcher: Ruth Horn, Co Durham, GB
Received

7.Simply cross stitch patterns Supermarine spitfire mk II & Bristol bulldog mk IIaStitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
Received

8.10 pin bowling own design Stitcher: Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
Received

9.Chart from E Bay Percy one of Thomas's friendsStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
Received

10.More Storybook Cross Stitch - Thomas "Pencil Case" design Thomas the Tank Engine on trackStitcher: Katie, York, England
Received

11.Thomas and friends dmc book Bertie and harold, 2 individual charts put togetherStitcher: Claire, Lancs, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jan G, Hull, UK
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Jan G
Submitted: Feb 2019

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Mar 2019

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Karen Hockin
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Lisa Toner
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Ruth Horn
Submitted: Feb 2019

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Ann Woods
Submitted: Feb 2019

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Beth Cotton
Submitted: May 2019

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Linda Cropper
Submitted: May 2019

Cross stitch square for Oliver W's quilt
Stitched by: Katie
Submitted: Feb 2019


Card

Card for Oliver W
Stitched by: Elaine Ainsworth

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