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LoveQuiltsUK - Esmae M's quilt

Esmae M's quilt    (Quilt currently being assembled)

Born:2016
Illness: Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Theme: Dinosaurs, unicorns and others

Quilt currently being assembled
Photo of Esmae M

Theme details

Dinosaurs, unicorns and others - Backfilled quilt



Biography

Esmae was a healthy, happy girl until in December 2019 when she started getting frequent croup and was poorly almost every week. She then started complaining of her legs being tired when walking. She was only 3 so I didn’t really think much of it as she was small for her age too! It wasn’t until just after Valentine’s Day she started complaining of belly pains and making grunting noises, I knew she was in discomfort so I took her to the doctor several times over the next 2 weeks. We were told she was constipated (she'd previously had issues with constipation). I took her back to the walk in centre and was again told constipation.

She then started sleeping all day, that morning I took her and my other children to A&E in our local hospital. They gave Esmae an enema but she still continued to make the grunting noises. When a different doctor touched her stomach she screamed in pain. They put a cannula in and said Esmae had significant infection markers of 380 when normally it should be between 1/5. Esmae was to be admitted until they figured out what was wrong.

Esmae then had x-rays of all parts of her body and they still weren’t sure what was causing the infection as everything else was okay, no temperature etc. Three days later we heard the worst thing any parent can hear, your child has cancer.
The next morning we were taken to Pi-Brown ward and Esmae had to get over her infection before having her central line fitted. Esmae has spent over 60 days as an in-patient since diagnosis in March. She still smiles despite everything she goes through.



Patterns


1.Stitcher: Liz , York, UK
Received

2.Stitcher: Diana Tanner, Perth WA, Australia
Received

3.Stitcher: Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland
Received

4.Stitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
Received

5.Stitcher: Emma Robson, Doncaster, England
Received

6.Stitcher: Paula Dewar, Glasgow, Scotland
Received

7.Stitcher: Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK
Received

8.Stitcher: Julie Robbins, Bromsgrove , UK
Received

9.Stitcher: Jenny, Rushden, UK
Received

10.Stitcher: Deborah, Leeds, UK
Received

11.Stitcher: Gill, Taunton, UK
Received

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


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Liz
Submitted: Dec 2018

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Diana Tanner
Submitted: Jun 2019

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Paula Dewar
Submitted: Nov 2019

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam
Submitted: Jul 2020

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Emma Robson
Submitted: Sep 2020

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Paula Dewar
Submitted: Oct 2020

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Julie Robbins
Submitted: Oct 2020

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Julie Robbins
Submitted: Oct 2020

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Jenny
Submitted: Oct 2020

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Deborah
Submitted: Oct 2020

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Gill
Submitted: Nov 2020

Cross stitch square for Esmae M's quilt
Stitched by: Jan G
Submitted: Jan 2021


Card

Card for Esmae M
Stitched by: Linda Cropper

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