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Megan E's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Congenital heart defects (tapvd, asd,pulmonary vein stenosis) immune deficiency- autoimmune neutropenia, low T cells. Respiratory problems, chronic pa

Theme: Animals (specific)

Date opened: 18th Mar 2023
Date closed: 18th Mar 2023
Deadline: 26th Jul 2023

Photo of Megan E

Theme details

Animals (specific) - Fox, Tigers, Leopards, Puppies, please include a German shepherd and a beagle if possible. Some hearts and a princess on the label would be nice.

Please make the animals cute or realistic style (rather than mandala/rainbow/geometric/silhouette)

Child Interests

Favourite animals are foxes, leopards, German shepherd dog.
Favourite Colours -all pastel colours (blue, pink, green, purple)
Likes flowers and makeup
Home pets - beagle dog, leopard gecko lizard.


Megan was born at 36 weeks. When born Megan was a blue colour and was struggling to maintain her oxygen levels. She was placed into the special care baby unit. The consultant said he thought she was struggling due to being born slightly early and she just needed a little more time.

On day 6 Megan took a very bad turn and they decided to do an echo on her heart. She unfortunately had a very rare heart defect called total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (TAPVD) and was transferred to a different hospital. She had open heart surgery the following morning at 7 days old.

By 6 months old she required another surgery on her heart as she was diagnosed with pulmonary vein stenosis. Her pulmonary veins were narrowing.
She recovered well from both heart surgeries.

Megan needed a little help with feeding and supporting her weight after her heart repairs. She has a feeding tube for top up/extra calories and we also give her medicines through this.

Megan spent a lot of time in and out of hospital with various things.
When she was 2 years old she was diagnosed with autoimmune neutropenia.
Her body is attacking her good blood cells.

Whenever Megan becomes unwell with temperatures she needs to go to the children's ward for bloods and iv antibiotics. She now has a portacath (central line) to take bloods easily and to give iv antibiotics through.
We were originally told most children outgrow this by aged 3-5. But unfortunately this hasn't been the case for Megan. Megan turns 8 years old soon, and still requires us giving her a gcsf injection twice a week to help boost her blood count up. This injection boosts the bone marrow to produce more blood cells.

At first Megan absolutely hated them and she would hide away and cry. But years later she now takes them like such a big girl. Even though they hurt her she is so very very brave.

Megan is currently getting investigations done for chronic back pain. This is really affecting her daily life and we pray we can get some answers soon.

Over the years Megan has been through an awful lot. And has spent lots of time in hospital due to her health conditions. But she is a very happy kind beautiful little girl.


1.Endangered Young'uns by Gloria and Pat The Red FoxStitcher: Rosemary Binnie, Macclesfield, UK
In Progress

2.Free Wrendale Calendar Wrendale FoxesStitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
In Progress

3.Tiger - moongazer Bothy Threads Stitcher: Jenny, Rushden, UK
In Progress

4.“Burning Bright” - Cross Stitching Collection Issue 7 August 2011 Face of a TigerStitcher: Ann, Billericay, UK
In Progress

5.FoxStitcher: Jodie Balaam, Lawshall, England
In Progress

6.Tiger’s Face by Axebe on Etsy Stitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress

7.Wrendale design by Hannah Dale from Issue 316 of The World of Cross Stitch. Majestic Leopard.Stitcher: Nicky, Mytchett, UK
In Progress

8.Dmc where’s my mum tiger cub cross stitch Stitcher: Maz Spruce, Abingdon, UK
In Progress

9.Endangered Young'uns by Gloria and Pat The Spotted LeopardStitcher: Roisin, Amersham, England
In Progress

10.DMC free pattern Beagle puppy with added border Stitcher: Alison, South Gloucestershire, UK
In Progress

11.German Shepherd from Etsy by SophiaMBelenkoStitcher: Pru, Les Adjots, France
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jeanne, Pennsylvania, USA
In Progress

Squares received

None yet. (Quilt opened on 18th Mar 2023)


Card for Megan E
Stitched by: Sandra

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