Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity (formerly Yorkhill Children's Charity)
Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity is the new name for Yorkhill Children's Charity. Every year 160,000 babies, children and young people from across the country are treated at Scotland's largest children's hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. We fund medical equipment, research, play programmes and family support services at the hospital to ensure that our young patients and their families receive the best possible care. Your generosity helps us care for Scotland's children - thank you.
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Lauren's life lines's fundraising page

Lauren Cosgrove,

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Hi this is the information on Lauren's condition,
Lauren was born at 27 weeks and when she was days old she developed deep vein thrombosis she had blood clot in her leg and on 1 of her kidneys the doctors sent for specialist who told us they may have to amputate Lauren's leg to save her but her condition deteriorated and there were only 2 options  which was to let her go or to give meds that could cause brain haemorrhage and leave her severely disabled but we went with the meds as she deserved a chance and fortunately it helped it shrunk both clots but destroyed her kidney and part of her heel and toes were also destroyed she has small haemorrhage but done well unfortunately a couple if weeks later in icu she developed Mrsa and necrotizing  enterocolitis this is a condition that eats away and destroys the bowel, Lauren was transferred to ward 2b yorkhill after  
the surgeon Mr Haddock came to see her in paisley nicu, she under went an operation to save her life but at the time the surgeons told us that she was so sick and small weighing only 2lb that there was only 30% chance she would survive after a 6 hour operation Lauren was in intensive care and put into an induced coma to help her recover but 2 days later she became more unwell and we were told that she wouldn't make it past the weekend but Lauren yet again fought for survival and 2 weeks later opened her eyes which I will never ever forget I remember the nurse say hello to her and saying that she shouldn't be here, no one thought she would pull through but she did.
Lauren was left with a iliostomy bag as parts of her bowel were destroyed or badly infected Lauren eventually got home in December still very small weighing 4lb and being 4 month old unfortunately she became unwell in Hogmanay and was rushed back to hospital she had a prolapsed stoma and breathing difficulties she had to undergo more surgery and more bowel removed this meant Lauren had to be but on peg feeds she could absorb food or nutrition so was feed 24hours a day by a machine, this helped lauren and she became stronger she still had to stay in hospital and had her 1st birthday in hospital she eventually got home with her peg feeds and home oxygen and for a while was doing well although small and doubly incontinent she started nursery.
Then in 2010 she became seriously ill again  she had emergency surgery on her bowel again and more removed she got home but 6 weeks later had to have more emergency surgery due to adhesion in her tummy more bowel was removed again but she fought on and started school that year she went to school wearing her feeding machine in a bag pack and in nappies she was tiny compared to the rest of the kids but Lauren was excepted by all the kids and everyone loved her, unfortunately Lauren failed to thrive and never gained weight and was in chronic pain every day and night she was in and out of ward 4 b all the time and in January 2013 Lauren underwent life saving surgery again unfortunately this time her gut was extremely infected and her colon and most of her small bowel had to be removed this left her with a permanent colostomy bag and on 24 hour enteral button feeds lauren remained in 4 b trying to gain weight but due to the damage and little part of bowel left Lauren had to go onto long term parenteral nutrition we were trained for 10 weeks on this as its a central line into her heart where nutrition goes through this has major risks involved and Lauren had to go to theatre another 4 times due to infections in her line which now means Lauren only has the last vein left that her pn can go through, Lauren eventually got home in the July and started back school with lots of help and support.
Lauren has to have her enteral button feed running 24 hours a day and goes onto 12 hours at night of parenteral nutrition through her central line(pn).
We unfortunately don't know what Lauren's future is there is no cure for Lauren and she may now require a transplant in the future.lauren still wears a nappy and still has chronic pain but she is amazing she is still in and out of ward 4b and that's just life for Lauren but she always is up best and happy and she really does get on with whatever is thrown at her I hope this gives a little insight to Lauren's life and without her lines for nutrition the the truth is Lauren wouldn't be our little ray of sunshine,Lauren's Life Lines will help Lauren and other children and there families that depend on artificial feeding to keep there little rays of sunshine alive. 
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Recent donors

22.11.16 On behalf of Michael McCulloch via Scotwest Credit Union's Community Award Scheme

16.05.16 Well done Lauren, Erin & Laura good for you trio, on doing the Glasgow 5k Color Me Rad run, for Lauren's Life Lines. Love youxxx



16.03.16 Michael Larkin Lucky Number 6,5,6,20,30

11.03.16 lucky number game lynne allerdyce 7, Belle 23, June mckenzie 75, robert Colquoun 10

10.03.16 Stephen McCafferty lucky number game 15,28 and Marion Mccafferty 22,83

14.12.15 Elizabeth Macdonald


13.12.15 Ian Matthews 11,33 Alex Mcnaughton 69,72 Callum Fraser 21

10.12.15 Lucky number 1 Norman Black and 8 James Caldwell

10.12.15 boxes 31 & 100 on the lucky squares

09.12.15 Number 16 please, love Emma and Clover x

09.12.15 Lesley beer for lucky square no 14

09.12.15 Lucky numbers

09.12.15 Picked number 64

05.11.15 Brainstomers Group (Mark Halliwell, Martin Ganly, Aniqa Siddique) HNC Software Development , who held a raffle at West College Scotland today

05.11.15 Brainstomers raffle with the help of West College Scotland (HNC software development group) This money was donated to the group by the college.

21.08.15 Money from the sweet box Laura.


08.07.15 Fantastic to see you at the Beer Festival and heres the donation promised! A great cause.

29.06.15 Well done everyone, great achievement, great charity!

21.06.15 so proud of my tgi troops

20.06.15 in the name of Jamie Benton for his tough muddier assault! Well done man!

20.06.15 TGI Friday Mudders


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