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LoveQuiltsUK - Kian D's quilt

Kian D's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Unrepaired complex Tetralogy of Fallots with severe pulmonary artery stenosis.

Theme: Animals wild/jungle

Date opened: 22nd Jan 2020
Date closed: 25th Jan 2020
Deadline: 26th May 2020

Photo of Kian D

Theme details

Animals wild/jungle - Monkeys, gorillas, sloths, lemurs, tigers. Monkeys are his favourite

Child Interests

Kian absolutely adores monkeys and never leaves the house without his much loved (and very tatty) monkey teddy. His bed is full of monkey teddy bears.
He also loves Jurassic World/Park and Star Wars.
His favourite colours are blue and green.


Kian was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallots during my pregnancy. He was born via emergency c-section and taken straight to the neonatal unit at the LGI. At 7 days old he had emergency surgery to have a BT shunt fitted which blocked straight after surgery and a larger one was fitted. At 12 months he had a further BT Shunt which also failed at 7 days and he spent 7 days on life support with 2 emergency cardiac catheter surgeries for a stent and balloons. It was following this he was tested for Alagille Syndrome.
He had open heart surgery at 21 months to try to widen the main pulmonary artery and since then has been having 9 to 12 monthly cardiac catheters to balloon the pulmonary arteries.
Due to Kian's condition he gets extremely breathless, fatigued and tired and cannot keep up with his friends. He also has a very poor appetite caused by the Alagille Syndrome with eating disorder food aversions/restricted eating due to the anxiety caused by his extensive medical history. He is due his next cardiac catheter in February which was delayed due to requiring some dental work under general anaesthetic at the end of January.


1.The chimpanzee from Endangered Young uni Two chimpsStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

2.Cross stitch crazy issue 102 Collection of safari animals from cross stitch crazy issue 102Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England

3.Tigers Face by Alexandra from Etsy shop AxebeStitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK

4.Stitching land on Etsy Sloth hanging off a tree. Multi colouredStitcher: Ruth Horn, Co Durham, UK

5.Endangered Young'uns The OrangutanStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

6.Endangered Young uns gorrilasStitcher: Ellie, London, UK

7.Pattern is part of a ‘so crafty’ kit bought in a shop Monkey hanging from tree branchStitcher: Jodie, Gloucestershire , UK
In Progress

8.Lq parrot on a branch xStitcher: Kelly Harding , Culcheth, England
In Progress

9.Happy Sloth hanging from branch from EtsyStitcher: Jodi Maple, Niagara Park, Australia
In Progress

10.Issue 221 of World of Cross Stitching Collection of animals (monkey, lion, bear, frog)Stitcher: Emma, Solihull, UK
In Progress

11.Designed by StitchedWithLoveByDM on Etsy Monkey and banana Stitcher: Donna Sharpe, Chesterfield, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Claire Dickie, Aldershot, England
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Kian D's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: Feb 2020

Cross stitch square for Kian D's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Mar 2020

Cross stitch square for Kian D's quilt
Stitched by: Val Gilbert
Submitted: Feb 2020

Cross stitch square for Kian D's quilt
Stitched by: Ruth Horn
Submitted: Feb 2020

Cross stitch square for Kian D's quilt
Stitched by: Ellie
Submitted: Feb 2020


Card for Kian D
Stitched by: Leanne Malcolmson

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