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LoveQuiltsUK - Oliver K's quilt

Oliver K's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:February 2013
Illness: Hypoplastic left heart syndrome

Theme: Superheroes

Date opened: 5th May 2018
Date closed: 9th May 2018
Deadline: 27th Aug 2018

Photo of Oliver K

Child Interests

Oliver loves Middlesbrough football club, dogs, superhero’s, cars, trains (Thomas, flying Scotsman). And bright colours- bright blue, red, lime green, orange.


Oliver was born with Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He had his first 14 hour open heart surgery at just 4 days old (Norwood) He deteriorated a few hours after being in PICU and was placed on ECMO for 9 days. 2 days after coming off ECMO he was back in theatre for another OHS, again placed on ECMO. He spent 12 weeks on a ventilator, in that time suffered a stroke, kidney failure, several collapsed lungs, feeding issues, severe reflux. At 6 months old he has his third OHS (Glen) and then suffered a major stroke at 7 months old affecting his left side. Oliver spent his first 8 months in hospital.

Last July, Oliver underwent his 4th OHS (Fontan + tricuspid valve repair) there were many complications after surgery. Wound infections, kidney failure, para flu, chylothorax (not absorbing fat) high potassium and low sodium levels, PTSD. He lost all his muscle tone, had to learn how to sit, stand, bottom shuffle again. Just last week we were told Oliver’s heart function isn’t great and is now waiting for an assessment to see if he is a candidate for a heart transplant.

Despite all Oliver’s health issues he’s full of smiles, attends mainstream school and is loved by everyone he meets. He is my superhero.


1.DC Comics Batman and Robin shaking handsStitcher: Jan, Hull, UK

2.LQ files...designed by Nick I think Standing Iron Man Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

3.LQ Files Spider Web Swinging By GemmaStitcher: Val Gilbert, Coningsby , UK
In Progress

4.LQ files pattern Green lantern logoStitcher: Nicola, St Albans, UK

5.Dc superheroes cross stitch Superman flying Stitcher: C McDonald, Altrincham, UK
In Progress

6.From FB files Ironman close upStitcher: Kaz Bowen, Wakefield, UK
In Progress

7.Leonardo and Cowabunga booklet from 1990 Standing Leonardo (Teen age Mutant Turtle)Stitcher: Jeanne, Texas, USA
In Progress

8.LQ files Hulk Up CloseStitcher: Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK
In Progress

9.Captain America close up from LQ filesStitcher: Lindsay Smyth, Solihull, UK
In Progress

10.LQ files Captain America LogoStitcher: Joanne Heap, Liverpool, UK
In Progress

11.DC Comics Superheroes FlashStitcher: Jill Smith, Taunton, England
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Alysia, Kings Langley, UK
In Progress

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Oliver K's quilt
Stitched by: Jan
Submitted: May 2018

Cross stitch square for Oliver K's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: May 2018

Cross stitch square for Oliver K's quilt
Stitched by: Nicola
Submitted: May 2018


Card for Oliver K
Stitched by: Linda Cropper

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