Friday, April 26, 2013
Quilters, an incredible family
When the infections were ruled out she had to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy with a biopsy. From this they found that she had Crohn's disease. After starting medication they allowed her a liquid diet and then a soft solid diet. After one day on the soft food she began having trouble again so off food and back on the IV diet.
This photo shows her in the courtyard with her dog Clyde. He was able to visit. She adores Clyde.
After her relapse I put out a request to our local guild, Lake and Mountain Quilt Guild. My friends on Face Book and the Quilting Arts Digest on line chat group. Not only has she been receiving an outpouring of cards, someone sent her this little quilt. My DIL said it only said from Susan, Clemson, SC. I know Susan has to be associated with our guild and am trying to find out who this Susan is. I want to send her a note of gratitude.
She's also been busy making sock critters. These are made from hospital socks and some decorative thread I sent her.
A few of Sydney's critters
Sydney is on solids again and we are hoping that this time she will be able to tolerate the food so she can go home.
This is a photo of Sydney going through fabric in my studio a couple of Summers ago. When I told her she could go through my fabric and pick out what she wanted, her eyes got big and a smile crossed her face. I think this little girl will grow into a quilter one day. Whether or not she becomes a quilter I know that she will find a way to "Pay it Forward" because that is the kind of person she is.
This post is linked to www.ninamariesayre.blogspot.com
PS: Since I wrote this Sydney has received bunches of cards. She also received a small pieced angel and a small wall hanging of two owls. The owls came from Sylvia Weir from the Art Digest on-line group and the angel from Susan Wright of my local guild.
Sent from Sylvia Weir
I can't tell you how much receiving these have meant to this little girl. I found out today that if things progress today as they have for the past two days that she will be able to go home tomorrow. I also found out that her group Girls on the run have decided to honor her by making up bags of crafts, stuffed animals, etc to take to the Children's Hospital. What a wonderful thing that has come out of her ordeal.