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LoveQuiltsUK - Zack L's quilt

Zack L's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:January 2007
Illness: Cystic fibrosis

Theme: Blue

Date opened: 21st Oct 2017
Date closed: 25th Oct 2017
Deadline: 31st Jan 2018

Photo of Zack L

Theme details

Blue - Please choose predominantly blue designs that are age-appropriate (see "Interests" for things that Zack likes :) )

Child Interests

Monster jam (american monster trucks)
Lego esp nexo knights
hot wheel cars
f1 cars
supercars (Ferraris etc)
Cartoon network
Blue (colour, not boyband 😉)
Wii u


Zack was born naturally at full term in hospital. He was 6.3 lbs. We went home the next day. At 5 days old we noticed his tummy was swollen. We took him to hospital and they sent him to the John Radcliffe in an Ambulance with lights and sirens. We had to follow in the car as they said he was so poorly (and doctors don't use those words lightly) that they would need lots of staff onboard. He was admitted to intensive care.

They told us he needed urgent surgery on his bowel. His intestine had become blocked and a piece of it needed to be removed. Two hours later he came out of surgery fitted with a stoma bag (like a colostomy bag).

Since then he's been through so much;
A bee sting reaction, lots of admissions for IV antibiotics, countless blood tests and injections, surgery to reattach his intestines, a milk allergy, MRSA, Pica, gallstones, hernia, nasal tube feeding, eating disorder.

This year Zack was diagnosed with Mycobacterium abscessus. This is a very damaging lung infection. Zack has just started a 2 year treatment for this bug. The medications that he is now on are highly likely to cause hearing loss and possible kidney problems. He spent a month in the John Radcliffe in May/June to begin the medicines under close supervision. He also had a port-a-cath (button) fitted. This is a line under the skin which goes into the large artery next to the heart. The end of the line can be accessed by needle to administer medicines.

I think a quilt would be great for Zack to have in hospital as comfort.


1.Stitcher: Sid, Edinburgh, Scotland

2.Stitcher: Kaye S, Bangor, Northern Ireland

3.Stitcher: Monika, Letchworth GC, UK

4.My own design, 4 characters Lego nexo knights Stitcher: Jenny, Rushden, UK
In Progress

5.Blue stars in different shade of blue Stitcher: Beth Cotton, Wallasey , UK
In Progress

6.Grilles tricot website. F1 racing car. Fiat racing car which I will do in blue. Stitcher: Fee, Fife, Scotland
In Progress

7.Grand Prix champions by Cavan mcGrann book. Jackie Stewart f 1 champion 1973, blue racing car.Stitcher: Julie, Portgordon, Scotland
In Progress

8.Blue sports car.Stitcher: Ros, Norfolk, UK
In Progress

9.Own Design Blue Monster TruckStitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress

10.Own design Blue lego space manStitcher: Natalie Chapman , Leeds, UK
In Progress

11.Planet Earth and moon, UnovaCrossStitchStitcher: Dagmar, Aalen, Germany
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Louise B, Surrey, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Zack L's quilt
Stitched by: Sid
Submitted: Jul 2011

Cross stitch square for Zack L's quilt
Stitched by: Kaye S
Submitted: May 2017

Cross stitch square for Zack L's quilt
Stitched by: Monika
Submitted: Jun 2017

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