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LoveQuiltsUK - Charlie G's quilt

Charlie G's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Ketotic Hypoglycaemia

Theme: Vehicles

Date opened: 31st Aug 2019
Date closed: 8th Sep 2019
Deadline: 30th Dec 2019

Photo of Charlie G

Theme details

Vehicles - Especially construction vehicles such as diggers and mixers, excavators etc. Also emergency services vehicles.

Child Interests

Charlie loves construction vehicles and can name all of them including excavators and backhoe loaders.
He also has a zoo pass and we regularly attend Blackpool Zoo to see the animals there.
He tells me his favourite colour is red!


Charlie was born by emergency c-section following a normal pregnancy. When he was born his blood sugars were very low and he was jittering. He was on SCBU for a week being tube fed to sustain his blood sugars. We were allowed home and within 24 hours contacted to return as some blood tests had come back from Manchester showing he had a condition called hyperinsulinism. This was proven to be transient and the hope was it wouldn’t affect him any longer. He was monitored again over night and appeared relatively well for the next couple of months.
At 4 months old he started with uncontrollable eye movements (nystagmus) and was observed again in hospital. This progressed over the next year to extreme vomiting and on a few occasions I got him out of bed limp and floppy like a new born and we took him to hospital by ambulance. During this time, and up until April 2018, we were back and forwards to a few consultants and he had countless tests including an MRI scan, muscle testing, ECG, EEG, echo but we still did not know what was the problem with Charlie. After a fasting stay at the hospital he was diagnosed with ketotic hypoglycaemia.
Developmentally Charlie has come a long way. He was behind for the first 2 years of his life but, since managing his medical needs more effectively, he has made amazing progress to become the special, beautiful boy he is today. He still has his struggles physically. He can walk but not long distances and struggles with climbing etc. which can be frustrating for him.
In terms of where we are now, we are still awaiting test results as it is believed that not all of his symptoms are due to his ketotic hypoglycaemia. We hope that we will have all the answers soon so we can fully support Charlie to be as healthy, happy and cheeky as possible.


1.Beth Filmer design from LQ files. Monster truck.Stitcher: Miss Debbie Elkington, Boston, Lincs, UK
In Progress

2.Cross Stitcher May 2016 Dumper truck and cement mixerStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK
In Progress

3.Etsy Yellow digger from “The stitch pattern” on Etsy. Stitcher: Martha Oster, London, Uk
In Progress

4.Bulldozer by The Stitch Patterns on Etsy. Yellow bulldozerStitcher: Karen Burton, Peterborough, UK
In Progress

5.Construction Vehicles by Maria Diaz from Cross Stitch mag Sept 2019Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress

6.Baby & Kids. Tractor motif in shades of red and orange. Stitcher: Nisha Chauhan, Leicester, UK
In Progress

7.Cross Stitcher Cement Mixer by Emma CogdonStitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress

8.LQ Files Police MotorcycleStitcher: Mark Grogan, Oldham , UK
In Progress

9.Punto croce magazine February 2013 4 Different trucks and diggersStitcher: Linda Cropper, Atherstone, England
In Progress

10. mini cooper from files Red CarStitcher: Sylvia, Clacton, England
In Progress All terrain vehicleStitcher: Ginny D, Canterbury, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Moira Anne Jeffcoat, Birmingham, England
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 31st Aug 2019)

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