When Patrick was born he received a “jakey’s blanky” at the PCTICU and it has become his best friend. He LOVES to rub it on his face to fall asleep, hold it, eat it, and stay warm in it during all of his many doctor’s visits and a few hospital stays. When he is separated from the blanket for laundering purposes, he gets SO excited upon reuniting with it.
Here is a link to the jakey’s blankies story (click on Jake’s photo below)–Jake is another heart baby who was treated at St. Joseph’s. His family does a fundraiser that starts on his birthday each year and goes for the 19 days that he lived.