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LoveQuiltsUK - Caleb D's quilt

Caleb D's quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Illness: Cystic Fibrosis

Theme: Dinosaurs

Date opened: 16th Mar 2019
Date closed: 20th Mar 2019
Deadline: 26th Jul 2019

Photo of Caleb D

Child Interests

Caleb's favourite colour is green.
He is a typical two year old boy who is obsessed with dinosaurs and anything dinosaur related.

His favourite thing to do is play fight with his daddy. He just loves to be thrown around and held upside down.
He also loves cuddles & enjoys nothing more than snuggling up in my bed to watch cartoons.


Caleb is currently two years old and like his Sister Katie he also suffers from the genetic condition cystic fibrosis.

CF is a disease that causes the body to make thick, sticky mucus that causes problems in two major areas, the lungs and the digestive system.

Healthy lungs produce mucus, which protects the airways and makes it easier to breathe but for a person with CF, the mucus is thick and sticky and can clog up the lungs. This creates a place where bacteria can easily grow and cause infections.

It's not only the airways and lungs that are affected in a person who has cystic fibrosis. Mucus-producing cells line the digestive tract including the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas and reproductive organs. The pancreas produces enzymes that help digest food and hormones that help absorb sugar. When thick mucus in the pancreas clogs up the narrow passageways it can make it difficult for people to digest food and get all the vitamins and nutrients they need, so to help with his digestion he takes creon capsules.

Caleb normally takes up to 12 of these capsules a day, along with vitamins and an antibiotic 4 times a day to reduce the risk of catching any infections.
He also has physio twice daily and nebulised medication once a day to try and keep him and his lungs as healthy as possible.
If he does get sick, all these treatments increase until he is feeling better.

The problem with cystic fibrosis is that because it's an invisible illnesses people tend to look at Caleb and his sister and think they are ok, but that's because they can't see the damage that it's causing on the inside.

Even with everything he has to deal with he is still such a loving happy go lucky boy.


1.Https:// Realistic Angry Raptor 7.5" Stitcher: Christine Donaghy , Belfast , UK
In Progress

2.Geo dinosaur in greens by Pixlstitch on Etsy Geometric T-Rex in greensStitcher: Karen Stephenson, Cambridgeshire, UK

3.Jurassic silhouette Stitcher: Jackie Billington, Birmingham , UK

4.MKDesignArt-Etsy Stegosaurus Stitcher: Sandra, Shefford, England

5.From cross stitcher December 2014 Little dinoStitcher: Emma Robson, Doncaster, England

6.World of Cross Stitching magazine Green dinosaur with 'you are roarsome' written above it.Stitcher: Nisha Chauhan, Leicester, UK

7.Crazy for Dinosaurs Selection of small dinosaursStitcher: Jade Kenny, Ballinasloe, Ireland
In Progress

8.Maria Diaz cross stitch motif series 2, baby and kids Selection of dinosaurs from Maria Diaz cross stitch motif series 2 book.Stitcher: Michelle Beckett, Prestwood, UK
In Progress

9.Once upon a dinosaur pattern from cross stitch cottage website. Border & name removed & narrowed slightly to fit pattern size on 14ct Once upon a dinosaur Stitcher: Jane Ashley, Milnrow, England
In Progress

10.Bronto from Dinomites by Color charts. Purple dinosaur with green overalls. Stitcher: Michele, Derby, Connecticut , USA
In Progress

11.Roaring dinosaur by Luna river craftsStitcher: Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, UK

12.Label Stitcher: Jean, Buckinghamshire, England

Squares received

Cross stitch square for Caleb D's quilt
Stitched by: Jean
Submitted: May 2019

Cross stitch square for Caleb D's quilt
Stitched by: Karen Stephenson
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Caleb D's quilt
Stitched by: Jackie Billington
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Caleb D's quilt
Stitched by: Sandra
Submitted: Mar 2019

Cross stitch square for Caleb D's quilt
Stitched by: Emma Robson
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Caleb D's quilt
Stitched by: Nisha Chauhan
Submitted: Apr 2019

Cross stitch square for Caleb D's quilt
Stitched by: Heather Joyce
Submitted: Jun 2019


Card for Caleb D
Stitched by: Nicola Hargreaves

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