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LoveQuiltsUK - Jessie T's quilt

Jessie T's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Muenke syndrome (craniosynstosis)

Theme: Animals (particularly cats and dogs)

Date opened: 20th Apr 2022
Date closed: 22nd Apr 2022
Deadline: 28th Aug 2022

Photo of Jessie T

Theme details

Animals (particularly cats and dogs) - Cats and dogs are favourites. Cute or realistic style please.

Child Interests

Jessie loves animals, cats and dogs in particular.
She likes watching Peppa Pig and Blippi as these are brightly coloured.

Jessie likes all colours that are bright. Being deaf she likes a lot of sight sensory with lots of colours and textures


Jessie's diagnosis of Muenke syndrome is from birth. She has the craniosynostosis (early fusion of the skull) part of this as well as digestive and feeding issues due to cow milk allergy. When Jessie was born she required additional neonatal care for additional oxygen and needed feeding support. Jessie has had cow milk allergy from birth and requires a prescribed formula milk as her main form of nutrition and will require this until early teen years.
When Jessie was 6 months of age weaning became very difficult as When Jessie would intake any form of solid she would vomit due to her stomach not being able to filter the solid through, this is still an issue at 24 months old.
At 14 months old Jessie was tried with nasogastric tube feeding to try and build her up for her first operation but the NG tube feeding failed due to Jessie having a collapsed nose bridge due to craniosynostosis.

In June 2021 Jessie had her first operation to start correcting her early fusion of the skull. She had an 8 hour operation at Birmingham Children's Hospital to have distractors placed on her skull and part of her skull cut. This was a 6 day hospital stay as I (her mum) had to be trained how to care for her and the distractors. In July she had another surgery for a rehash out and restitution up as she was rejecting the distractor metal but we needed to bear with them as they needed to stay a little longer to do their job.

In September 2021 she went back for another operation which took 5 hours to have the distractors taken out as they had done the best they could.
Between September 2021 and present she has had a barium swallow meal and an EEG to try and get to the bottom of the feeding/digestive issues and an official diagnosis.

For Jessie's hearing loss she failed her hearing tests at birth, then failed a sedated hearing test in the early weeks of life. Jessie has since had numerous hearing tests and all show she has approximately 15% hearing on the right hand side and nothing on the left. She now wears a BAHA hearing aid on a soft band and will be requiring 2 hearing aids in the near future.

Jessie is still under the cranio team and will be requiring another operation to reconstruct the front of her skull.


1.Cute Cross Stitch Spring 2013, Sweet Kitten by Lucie Heaton - Pale coloured kitten with blue flowersStitcher: Kay, Doncaster, UK
In Progress

2.Https:// Dachshund biting a football balloon Stitcher: Maria, Torino, Italy
In Progress

3.Cant remember - but have stitched this before - will send an email Two cats with It's love written belowStitcher: Diana Lettice, Spalding, UK
In Progress

4.Climbing Goat Designs Cats are my favourite people.Stitcher: Nicky, Mytchett, UK
In Progress

5.Carina Cassol free pattern Cute elephant holding a teddy with love hearts around. Will do 2 as size is smallStitcher: Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK
In Progress

6.RSPCA Love me, hug me, care for me designStitcher: Tracy D, Bristol, UK

7.Cross Stitching Magazine Issue 317 Cats & BirdsStitcher: Christine Mennie, Aberdeen, UK
In Progress

8.Rspca Pattern dogs.Stitcher: Kelli, Neath, Wales
In Progress

9.Little Stitchery UK pattern - Dachshund puppy. Stitcher: Erin, Neath, Wales
In Progress

10.Free magazine Realistic kitten with Red poppies Stitcher: Helen, Swindon, UK
In Progress

11.Tiny Tui designs of a dachshund from etsyStitcher: Merrilie, Geddington, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Jessie T's quilt
Stitched by: Tracy D
Submitted: May 2022


Card for Jessie T
Stitched by: Jodie Balaam

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