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Thread: Grandson's Hospital Quilt

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    Junior Member Cathleen Colson's Avatar
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    I posted about 2 months ago that I was looking for "hospital" themed fabric for my grandson. He was scheduled for open-heart surgery this month. Joanie2 so thoughtfully sent me a piece with elephants and giraffes in pajamas with bandaids scattered around! I've attached 2 photos of the quilt and the sock monkey I made, with a repaired heart tucked into a velcro pocket on his chest. The best part - the doctors did a heart catherization procedure, a much less invasive procedure, and discovered no problems! The original echocardiogram evidently was in error. He was born with Tetrology of Fallot, a deformed heart and had major surgery when he was 6 months old and blue, to reconstruct his heart. Today is my husband's 70th birthday and he said this news was the best present ever!

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    Cute, cute, cute. So happy you have received good news:)

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    oh what wonderful news! and what a wonderful gift you made! he will have that forever and be able to think of his grandma! :) and happy birthday grandpa!

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    What awesome news! So glad for all. The monkey and quilt are adorable!

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    Doing the happy dance that you dgs is ok. :lol:

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    How cute! What great news too!

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    Awww that is the best news :D:D:D
    DGSs quilt and sock monkey are adorable!

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    So thrilled for you & your family that everything went better than expected. Love you quilt & monkey.

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    when my first Grandson was born at 29 weeks gestation he was 2# 11oz I made a quilt for his incubator they used it to cover it for darkness...I'm happy to say his stay was 53 days and he has been gaining ever since... he is now 16 months now and a great joy to our lives...my fondest picture is the one with the quilt over the incubator!!!

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    That is wonderful news. Beautiful quilt and love your monkey too.

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    very cute, I am so glad everything is turning out well. :thumbup:

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    I am so happy that your grandson's outlook looks better and better for you. I can relate, as we have a granddaughter with a very strange heart issue, that will require her to take betablockers for the rest of her life, and have a pacemaker when she gets to be around 12 or so. But I can say this, we are very fortunate to have her. Our 2nd granddaughter was born 3mos early and had a similar heart problem, had a pacemaker before she was even 24hrs old. Sadly she did not make it, we lost her just short of a month. I do treasure all the memories we have of her though. I pray for your grandson, and hope his little heart will continue to improve. Much love to you and your family. I certainly know how stressful these things can be.

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    How cute and what great news!

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    So glad that thing are working out for your family and Happy Brithday to you husband.

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    Great idea, so happy it turned out better than expected. God bless you and that little treasure.

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    What awesome news! God's blessings on your family--your quilt and monkey are so adorable!! I bet the staff in the children's cardiac unit would be thrilled to be able to give some of those monkeys to children facing cardiac surgery. Do you belong to a group that would consider this for a project? Love it!

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    That's fabulous news, I'm so happy for your family. You did such a good job on the quilt and the monkey.

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    Very cute quilt and monkey, sincerely hope the little guy continues to do good.

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    Adorable quilt...and I'm so glad your little guy is well. That's GREAT news!

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    What wonderful news. Hope he continues to improve. The sock monkey is so cute.

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    Wonderful news!

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    Iím so glad you got good news! Your grandson must love his quilt and sock monkey. How very creative and cute adding the heart to the sock monkey. Happy 70th Bíday to your DH!

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    beautiful quilt and beautiful news! I'm glad to hear nothing was wrong!!

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    Oh My...

    I am so glad to hear your good news and I love the quilt and monkey!

    Hugs

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    What a Happy Day....and the quilt and monkey are sooo cute.

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