Thank you so much for our beautiful, beautiful quilt. It is absolutely perfect and Jack loves the animals.
Here is a photo, Emily (Jack's twin sister) was desperate to be in the picture too, hope that's ok!
Jack (and his twin sister Emily) were born 15 and a half months early in February 2014. He was only 1lb3oz (a micro-baby) and was transferred straight away to Sheffield (100 miles away) for specialist treatment.
He was very poorly, needing breathing support on a ventilator, and at a week suffered a serious pulmonary haemorrhage. While his sister improved fairly quickly, it was a long time ventilated for Jack, along with a long-term high dose of steroids to help him to breathe for himself. Whilst in Sheffield he was diagnosed with stage 3 Retinopathy of Prematurity, requiring immediate laser treatment to save his sight.
After 3 and a half months he was transferred back to Kettering Hospital, but when his breathing deteriorated again he was was moved to Leicester Royal Infirmary for specialist respiratory care.
Finally, 2 months later, Jack was discharged with a home oxygen package, giving his lungs more time to grow and develop.
Jack is now a happy 1 year old, trying to keep up with his sister. He has come through so much in his life so far and we are so proud of his strength and resilience.