Patrick was so very excited, he was actually speechless at first! Which is so rare for him, he is a very loud and chatty little man!! Once he settled he just said "oh my gosh, it's all army and airforce!!" He opened it just before bed, we had to wait for daddy to get home from work so he could see his reaction too! Normally Patrick doesn't like going to sleep and we have many sleepless nights with him, but when we said that this special quilt is to go onto his bed, he grabbed it and raced up to bed!! Since then it has been everywhere around the house with him, sitting on the couch and cuddling up to his brothers to sitting down at the table doing his homework!
We are so very grateful for all of you putting together this special quilt! And it's so special now having both Max and Patrick with their special quilts! I'll have to take photos of them together with theirs! I'm sure Patrick will be the same as Max and be so attached to his quilt years on too!!!
Patrick's older brother, Maxwell had a quilt done by you amazing people back in 2014, it was unknown at that stage that Patrick too had medical issues!. It wasn't until in 2015 a doctor really listened to concerns about how he was functioning heart wise (he was turning blue and short of breath and ventolin not helping) and referred him for an echo and ecg that it was discovered he too had a cardiac condition. He will need surgery at some stage. In 2015 it was also discovered he had a hearing loss, but because he can hear high pitches it wasn't picked up in his newborn hearing screening. He now wears two hearing aids. In 2016, he was finally diagnosed with autism, a sleep disorder and sensory processing disorder. He had been struggling for so long, having a diagnosis helped him to be able to access the therapies he needed!.