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

finally finished

They have reconnected the coronary artery - no leaks! He's off the pump, the membrane has been placed on his chest (his chest will remain open for a few days) and now he's in the PICU getting settled in - he was finally out of the OR at 10:15pm. Dr. Mendeloff came and spoke with us in the room. It turns out little Maverick has a very difficult form of transposition called Taussig-Bing Transposition. The doctor explained it to us, but I haven't looked it up yet. Anyway - it's been repaired. He says to expect the next 2 days to be difficult, and says they often get more sick before they get better. We're just glad for now that he's as stable as can be expected. We're getting ready to go in and see him for the first time after the surgery. More tomorrow. Love you guys - jc


Dejah Quinn said...

whew! i was waiting up my friend! Praise God! I am praying for a speedy healing for baby Maverick and I hope you can finally get some rest.

love ya!

David said...

Hi Juli & Greg,
You all and Maverick had such a long, rough day yesterday. David and I are thinking about you all and just hoping for a stable and uneventful recovery for precious baby. Take care. Love, Meredith