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LoveQuiltsUK - Noah D's quilt

Noah D's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Premature with chronic lung disease

Theme: Zoo/Safari Animals

Date opened: 5th Oct 2019
Date closed: 9th Oct 2019
Deadline: 26th Feb 2020

Photo of Noah D

Theme details

Zoo/Safari Animals - Such as giraffe lion elephant etc

Child Interests

Zoo/safari animals - giraffe, elephant, lion and sun bear being his favourites.
He loves Peter Rabbit. He loves reading.
His favourite colours are blue & purple.


Noah was our miracle baby. As a mum with Type 1 diabetes for 23yrs, the pregnancy wasn’t easy. We were told early on that Noah would arrive at 37 weeks, this changed to 35, then 32 when it was discovered that I had developed kidney failure. I went for a check up at 26 weeks and we were told Noah would be joining us in the next 48 hours. We managed to keep him in for 9 more days before Noah arrived via c-section. 2 days before Noah was born we were taken to the neonatal unit and shown where Noah would go immediately after he was born.
I always remember asking the Dr what does Noah need to do to be ok, her reply was breathe and he did. He breathed on his own for the first 6 minutes of his life but complications set in and he was placed on a ventilator.
We spent 4 months in hospital and Noah was on oxygen throughout. He had a collapsed lung 3 times, was in & out of intensive care and had steroids to help his lungs, We were told on 4 occasions that Noah wasn’t going to make it and he had suspected sepsis twice. It was like being on a roller coaster backwards, being dragged by your feet in the dark!
We were told from day one about Noah’s chronic lung disease and that he would be an oxygen dependent baby, coming home on oxygen. I told the Drs he wasn’t coming home on oxygen, that he was strong, that he was a man of god and that I had faith in him! 5 days before we left the hospital he became oxygen free and all those wires, tubes and invasive materials were gone. My baby was doing it for himself.
He has continued to do it for himself although he needs inhalers on a daily basis and we’ve been in hospital on several occasions with bronchiolitis and chest infections.
Every Friday Noah and I spend the day at the zoo. We talk about the animals and learn something new every time. His favourite animal is the giraffe, in fact that was one of his first words. He also loves the lion, elephant and sun bear. He can make the noises for these animals.


1.First Kiss by Bothy Thread (mother and baby giraffe)Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress

2.Geometric cute giraffe - Modern cross stitch pattern pdf by AnnaXStitch - Zoo animals embroidery pattern Geometric giraffeStitcher: Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK
In Progress

3.Modern Cross Stitch Pattern - Giraffe - Etsy VelvetPonyDesignStitcher: Alison Forsyth, Aberdeen , UK
In Progress

4.Endangered Young'uns by Gloria and Pat The LionStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

5.Cross Stitch Wonders/Lickity Stitch. Tribal zebra.Stitcher: Jenny Elkington, Boston, UK
In Progress

6.Adele Welsby’s Xstitch Characters Father, Mother and Baby elephants marching in a lineStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

7.Etsy Little stitchery Giraffe Stitcher: Jenny, Rushden, UK
In Progress

8.Own design of a sun bearStitcher: Pat Brown, Fareham, England
In Progress

9.Dmc pattern called mischief Lioness laying on her sideStitcher: Julie Edgcumbe, Haverhill, Suffolk, UK
In Progress

10.Cross Stitch Crazy Magazine Small Zoo Animal Squares, will do favourites.Stitcher: Erin, Neath, Wales
In Progress

11.Endangered Young Uns The Spotted Leopard Two leopard cubsStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, England
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 5th Oct 2019)

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