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Rachel B.'s quilt    (Quilt Closed)

Born:2005
Illness: Type one diabetes

Theme: Cats

Date opened: 16th Jan 2020
Date closed: 16th Jan 2020
Deadline: 15th Jun 2020

Photo of Rachel B.

Child Interests

Rachel love’s quad rides , camping, cod fishing and campfires and her favourite colour is purple but has such a love for camo


Biography

Rachel was diagnosed at 15 months old, Rachel was born a very healthy baby girl FEBRUARY 14th 2005 weighing 8 lbs 4 oz. Then when Rachel was 6 months old she caught the croup cough and chickenpox off her brother, i was very happy that she had gotten this out of the way at such a young age, but by the time Rachel was a 1 year old she still could not walk and we had talked to our dr a few times just to see why it was talking her so long to walk, it was like her legs were jelly when she stood for any period of time, it was kinda summed up as she wasn’t ready and nervous. Then her older brother got GASTRO and was admitted for a day at our local hospital, i also asked them to just look over Rachel as she been sleepy and more thirsty, i was told to giver her Gatorade to keep her hydrated and it would help with the lethargicness, and it did she would perk right up after drinking some and them she would slowly go right back to no energy and wanting to sleep this was on a Friday, Saturday i rushed her to the emergency there was more wrong in my eyes than gastro, now her little heart was beating out of her chest and she was struggling to breath, i took her in the emergency almost lifeless they took her right away done testing and her sugars was 29.9 my baby was just diagnosed with TYPE ONE DIABETES ! How our lives will now change forever. We stayed at the hospital for a week to 10 days and she spent 2 days in ICU and was giving insulin there, when she got admitted to the floor the most amazing thing happened she walked right to the door and placed her little face on the glass and waved to the nursed at the desk ..our questions was answered she needed insulin to walk. A lot happened in the days at the hospital we learned so much,it was overwhelming at times. Then the day came we had to give her the needle she was our baby how do we do this everyday for the rest of her life, how about she cries how about she fights our nurse walked us threw every step of the way she knew how sacred we were, she understood because her daughter was diagnosed at a very young age so she truly was an angle in our eyes she was the one who we could and did trust and she assured us everything will be ok it will be hard at time and exhausting but we will be ok, after all rachel was so amazing she she did none of the above I’was so blessed. Rachel was released taking 4 needles a day with a sliding scale up to 8 most days we gave our beautiful baby girl 8 needles in her arms, legs , belly and thighs until the day she started Kindergarten she received her first insulin pump a life changing piece of technology that no one should ever have to go with out. Rachel will be 15 next month she is on her 3rd pump and she’s has grown into a beautiful young lady that has had to grow up long here her time, counting carbs at 5 years old and knowing how to treat a low at such a young age. Rachel don’t know any other way of life when she was small she would call her self Rachel diabetic Brace, I’m very proud of my daughter she has tough me to never give up and although this was not what i had planed for her, Rachel and our family are all dealing with this together head on.
I can be anything in the world she tells people I can even fly a plane but I’m not sure you’d want that hehe ..



Patterns


1.Pattern from a Cross Stitch Style kit Stitcher: Stephanie Rose, Bo'ness, United Kingdom
Received
Cat silhouette with hearts in the background

2.Cross Stitcher February 2008 Stitcher: E.E. (Beth) Filmer, Adelaide, Australia
In Progress
Margaret Sherry's Purrfect Partners - two cats on a swing

3.Annaxstitch I want to pet every cat in the worldStitcher: Heather Joyce, Sandiacre, United Kingdom
Received

4.Cats of the World in Cross Stitch: pattern is Winter--Russian Blue 83-85Stitcher: TRUDY Johnson, MILTON, Canada
Received
Cat head--Russian Blue

5.Etsy -AnimalsCrossStitch Stitcher: Michelle Hillier, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Received
Silhouette of a cat in geometric shapes, done in shades of purple
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/712323179/cat-cros...

6.Pattern designed by myself Stitcher: Donna Sharpe, Chesterfield, England
Received
Cat Silhouette in Camouflage Colours

7.Let's Purr by Imagininating Stitcher: Dana Wagner , Buck Creek, Canada
Received
Cat made out of words

8.By Helena Kovalchuk Cross Stitch For You Stitcher: Joanne Rodgers, Ottawa, Canada
Received
Heart shaped with many small cats of different colours within it, Called Cats in Heart

9.Le Grand Livre Coeurs 54Stitcher: Jan Garton, Hull , United Kingdom
Received
Cat heart

10.Pattern designed by Britty Kitty It is an individual pattern. More details can be given if u need them. Stitcher: Toni Parlow, Tomah, Wisconsin , USA
In Progress
Two cats sitting next to each other with the saying, i love cats.

11.TheStitchPatterns x4 cats cross stitch patternStitcher: Emma, Bedford, UK
In Progress
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/740653608/modern-c...

12.LabelStitcher: Jessica Eby, Cambridge, ON, Canada
Received


Squares received

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: Jessica Eby
Submitted: Mar 2020

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: Stephanie Rose
Submitted: Jul 2020

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: Heather Joyce
Submitted: Jul 2020

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: TRUDY Johnson
Submitted: Jun 2020

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: Michelle Hillier
Submitted: Apr 2020

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: Donna Sharpe
Submitted: Jun 2020

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: Dana Wagner
Submitted: Mar 2020

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: Joanne Rodgers
Submitted: Feb 2020

Cross stitch square for Rachel B.'s quilt
Stitched by: Jan Garton
Submitted: Feb 2020