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.

Monday, September 15, 2008

almost finished - good news

They're finishing up right now - just stopping all the little bleeders. The scare with the pulmonary hypertension ended up being a blockage of the pulmonary blood flow when the vsd was repaired. They went back in and repaired the VSD and were able to take him off the pump without any problems. No pulmonary hypertension! They are leaving his chest open and just covering it with a membranous dressing for a few days until the swelling has gone down. He has been off the pump now for over an hour and is doing fine. They should be coming out of the OR within an hour or so and going to the PICU - congenital heart unit. Gotta go and wait for the Dr. to come out and talk. More later.


Dovie said...

Juli& Greg that is great news we still will be praying for him and you both. Dovie & Rodney and girls

Polly said...

God is good! So glad to hear that beautiful boy is doing okay. We will continue to pray for you all. Thank you for keeping us posted. We love you all!

candace roberts said...

Juli -
How are doing? I pray you are holding up well. We are praying for Maverick and Bro Todd is keeping us updated. You are loved and missed. Is there anything at all I can do? Can I check on your house or get your mail or anything?

Jesus - thank you for the miracle of Maverick and showing your power! Don't leave Juli for a second! Let her know how much we love her and want to come to her rescue!