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LoveQuiltsUK - Bobby C's quilt

Bobby C's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:December 2013
Illness: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (half a heart)

Theme: Superhero/Zebra label

Date opened: 18th Mar 2018
Date closed: 18th Mar 2018
Deadline: 27th Apr 2018

Photo of Bobby C

Theme details

Superhero/Zebra label - Backfilled quilt



Child Interests

Superheroes. Zebras (Bobby has had a zebra with him throughout all his surgeries) Bobbys favourite colour is black


Biography

Bobby was born by emergency section in December 2013 we were unaware of his condition during pregnancy. At 39 weeks I felt very unwell and was advised to go to hospital to be checked over. Bobby was delivered almost straight away as an emergency as on a scan his heartbeat was 263! A beautiful 9lb 5oz little boy was born and taken straight away as he didn't breath for quite a few minutes after delivery. He was then transferred that evening to Birmingham children's hospital where he was diagnosed with hlhs.
His only treatment would be 3 open heart surgeries which carried there own risks or to let him pass away without treatment. We chose the surgical option. At only 2 days old 23.12.2013 Bobby had his first 8 hour long open heart surgery. He became very poorly shortly after and had to be shocked with a defibrilater on several occasions. On 26.12.2013 boxing day we were taken to a room and told they thought Bobby only had around 24 hours to survive as he was so poorly. A surgeon said his only option would be to put a direct line right into heart again with even more risk bit it was a chance which was our only one so we took it. Slowly as days passed Bobby slowly got better and moved to the ward then after 12 long weeks in hospital he was discharged a day we thought would never happen.
At 6 months Bobby had his second 6 hour open heart surgery he was a healthy weight and bigger and stronger. He was in hospital for only 9 days.
He is a happy little boy who takes everything in his stride. At 4 years years old Bobby now needed his final open heart surgery. In February 2018 Bobby was admitted and had his 5 hour long surgery and came out super string. We were in hospital just under 2 weeks and are now recovering at home so the quilt is perfect. He shouldn't need anymore open heart surgeries in the near future but we are always thankful for what we have as there was a time we nearly didn't have him. It puts life into perspective. He is our inspiration x



Patterns


1.Stitcher: EE(Beth)Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
Received

2.Stitcher: C McDonald, Altrincham, UK
Received

3.Stitcher: Helen Irwin, Hull, UK
Received

4.Stitcher: Jan S, Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Received

5.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
Received

6.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
Received

7.Stitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
Received

8.Stitcher: Emma, Stevenage, UK
Received

9.Stitcher: Emma, Stevenage, UK
Received

10.Stitcher: Sarah, Leeds, UK
Received

11.Stitcher: Gaynor, Swansea, Wales
Received

12.Label Stitcher: Pat Brown, Fareham, England
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Pat Brown
Submitted: Apr 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: EE(Beth)Filmer
Submitted: Jan 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: C McDonald
Submitted: Feb 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Helen Irwin
Submitted: Feb 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Jan S
Submitted: Mar 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Mar 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Mar 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Leanda Vickers
Submitted: Mar 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Emma
Submitted: Mar 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Emma
Submitted: Mar 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Sarah
Submitted: Mar 2018

Cross stitch square for Bobby C's quilt
Stitched by: Gaynor
Submitted: Mar 2018


Card

Card for Bobby C
Stitched by: Sarah Murphy

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