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LoveQuiltsUK - Luke B's quilt

Luke B's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:May 2015
Illness: Double outlet right ventricle

Theme: Dinosaurs

Date opened: 5th May 2018
Date closed: 7th May 2018
Deadline: 27th Aug 2018

Photo of Luke B

Child Interests

Luke's favourite colour is blue and he loves playing outside in the garden or digging in mud with tractors.


We found out at 20 weeks there was something wrong with our babies heart and managed to go to Bristol for a specialist scan the next week. We were told then that the baby had a double outlet right ventricle and a large hole in the heart. We carried on going for scans until Luke was born. He was taken to the NICU where he was given tests and had scans to determine how bad it was and when he would need operating on. While in NICU it was also discovered that he had dangerously high blood sugar, low platelets and a tongue tie. Which all needed fixing. He had a platelet transfusion and tongue fixed and eventually his sugars came down to a safe level. We were lucky enough to take him home for a few weeks before needing his heart surgery.

At 11 weeks we went back to hospital to have his hear operation, unfortunately when he went in to surgery they found he was to small to be put onto the bypass machine so they had to put a band around his pulmonary artery as a temporary measure to reduce the blood flow to his lungs, until he was big enough for the full repair.

He finally went for his surgery in November of 2016. The recovery from this went amazingly well and he was up and walking within a few days.

Luke is still left with a hole in his heart that they are monitoring closely but compared to what he did have it's not to bad.

Luke is now receiving help with his eating and talking as these are very delayed and cannot chew. He dose enjoy puree food and use loving learning baby sign to help him to communicate with us.

Luke is now a very happy, loving social boy.


1.Peter Underhill DinosStitcher: Leanda Vickers, Oldham , England
In Progress

2.Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs - Adele Welsby's Cross Stitch Characters Harry carrying a bucketful of dinosaursStitcher: Karen Hockin, Southampton, England
In Progress

3.Cross Stitcher magazine Jan 2016; “Dinomight”; Colourful dinosaurs arranged in a square shape Stitcher: Deborah Found-Bloodworth, Uxbridge, Middx, UK
In Progress

4.Cross stitch gold The word Dinosaur using a dinosaur alphabetStitcher: Seren Senior, Derby, UK
In Progress

5.From Stitchrovia - Etsy Various dinosaursStitcher: Julie Tavares, Béthune, France
In Progress

6.Adele Welsby's Cross stitch Characters 2 Dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus and Stegosaurus Stitcher: Katie, York, England
In Progress

7.MyFunnyStitches1 design Baby Dinosaurs Stitcher: Loraine, Perth W.A, Australia
In Progress Velociraptor fossil, will stitch in blue rather than red Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England
Received Blue baby dinosaurStitcher: Ann Woods, Crimplesham, England
Received Two Dinosaurs by Jerry Van HornStitcher: Elaine Dixon, Athens, Greece
In Progress

11.Cross stitch book Dinosaur Stitcher: Becky , Kidderminster, UK
In Progress

12.Label Stitcher: Jan, Hull, UK

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Luke B's quilt
Stitched by: Jan
Submitted: May 2018

Cross stitch square for Luke B's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: May 2018

Cross stitch square for Luke B's quilt
Stitched by: Ann Woods
Submitted: May 2018


Card for Luke B
Stitched by: Sarah Murphy

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