Baby Maverick

This blog was created to keep family and friends updated on what's going on with the pregnancy, birth, and surgical plan for Maverick. We'll also be able to keep everyone updated during his surgery and recovery and hopefully be able to show you some cute pictures of him, Maddie, Carter and Chloe along the way.

This was the original intent; however, when we started this blog we had no idea the twists and turns our lives would take. Our sweet baby Maverick was born September 12, 2008 with Transposition of the Great Arteries, ASD, and VSD. We expected to have a baby boy to bring home three to four weeks after his surgery. He had numerous complications after his arterial switch and fought through many that would have taken the life from an adult. He passed away February 24, 2009 - without ever coming home.

This blog is now a place I share my feelings, work through the grief, remember Maverick, and try to make sense out of our life without him. I hope in doing so I am giving a name and a face to babies everywhere born with congenital heart defects.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Appointments, appointments, and a little fun

Well, we've been in Texas since Tuesday and just got back late this evening. We had an appointment with the OB doctor, Dr. Vines, on Wednesday. It went very well. I was nervous about changing doctors, but we really liked him. We're tentatively planning an induction for Friday, September 12th.

Wednesday afternoon we took the kids to Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine and stayed the night there. We met Phillip, Shelley, Cooper and Cade there (my brother, sister-in-law, and his kiddos) and had fun swimming and just hanging out. I'll try to add a few photos from there.

Our last appointment was today with the pediatric cardio-thoracic surgeon, Dr. Eric Mendeloff. He was very thorough and explained everything very well. He explained that the most difficult part of the arterial switch procedure is reattaching the cardiac arteries due to the different possibilities for anatomical differences in how they are attached. Unfortunately, they usually don't know exactly how they are attached until the surgery. So, we'll just be praying for the best. He would like for us to go back to Texas again prior to delivery for a fetal echo - an ultrasound of Maverick's heart - with the doctor he primarily works with. Dr. Mendeloff says he'll probably perform the operation on Monday or Tuesday (the 15th or 16th), but the actual day will just depend on how he's doing. He also says to plan on being there around 2 weeks after the operation (possibly only 10 days, or as long as 17 or more depending on how quickly he recovers and learns to eat, etc).


Kristi said...

What a happy, beautiful family!!! I am confident that God will bless little Maverick and you through this season. Your bond as a family is awesome and God will continue to strengthen that through this trial.

I love you and am praying for all of you!

Dianna said...

Oh your family is so precious and the picture of little Maverick is
AMAZING!!!.. God is so good and you all are in our constant prayers..
Love ya bunches,