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LoveQuiltsUK - Katie D's quilt

Katie D's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Cystic Fibrosis

Theme: Realistic Dogs

Date opened: 13th Mar 2019
Date closed: 16th Mar 2019
Deadline: 26th Jul 2019

Photo of Katie D

Theme details

Realistic Dogs - Katie's dog is a Pomeranian
Other dog breeds that she likes are Dalmations, Huskies, Yorkies, Jack Russells, Border Collies, German Shepherds

Child Interests

Katie's biggest interest is animals, whether that is playing with Fionn (her dog), learning facts about them or pretending to be one lol.
She wants to be a vet when she grows up.

Her favourite cartoon is the show Pokemon and her favourite colour is blue, though she also likes green.

She loves to swim, go to dance class and play Minecraft with her best friend.


When Katie was just 3 & a half weeks old we were told she had a genetic life shortening condition called cystic fibrosis (or CF for short).

CF is a disease that causes the body to make thick, sticky mucus that causes problems in two major areas, the lungs and the digestive system.
Healthy lungs produce mucus, which protects the airways and makes it easier to breathe but for a person with CF, the mucus is thick and sticky and can clog up the lungs. This creates a place where bacteria can easily grow and cause infections. Every infection can cause damage and scarring to the lungs which is irreparable and often leads to the person needing a lung transplant as they get older.

It's not only the airways and lungs that are affected in a person who has cystic fibrosis. Mucus-producing cells line the digestive tract including the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, and reproductive organs. The pancreas produces enzymes that help digest food and hormones that help absorb sugar. When thick mucus in the pancreas clogs up the narrow passageways it can make it difficult for people to digest food and get all the vitamins and nutrients they need so in order to help with this most people with CF need to take creon capsules.

Katie will normally take upto 25 of those capsules a day, depending on what she eats. She also has to take antibiotics & vitamins daily, As well as 3 nebulised treatments & physiotherapy twice a day. These may be more frequent if Katie is unwell.

Every 4 to 6 weeks we see her medical team for checkups including doctors, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists etc...
Even with these checkups and all the treatments at home Katie's lung function has been decreasing over the last two years and we have now had to start going in for 2 week hospital stays every 3 months.

This can be very difficult for us as a family as she also has a younger brother with CF but we will do anything to try and keep her lungs as healthy as we can for as long as possible.


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2.Cross Stitcher Magazine Issue 232 Jack RussellStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

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5.Annaxstitch on Etsy German Shepherd German Shepherd HeadStitcher: Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK

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8.Leisure Arts America\\\'s Best loved Dogs Yorkshire TerrierStitcher: Jean, Buckinghamshire, England
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9.Picture your Pet in Cross Stitch Selection of dogs and puppiesStitcher: Seren Senior, Derby, UK
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10.Cross Stitch magazine Border Collie head Stitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
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11.Annaxstitch from etsy Yorkshire Terrier with bowStitcher: Nicola Dove, Barnsley, UK
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12.Label Stitcher: Jeanne, Texas, USA
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Squares received

Cross stitch square for Katie D's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Katie D's quilt
Stitched by: Heather Joyce
Submitted: Apr 2019


Card for Katie D
Stitched by: Nicola Bailey

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