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.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

He's here!

Little Maverick was born yesterday evening at about 6:55pm. He was 7lb 8oz and 20 inches long. He looks quite a bit like his big brother, Carter. He ended up not needing the balloon septostomy and is on minimal prostins and room air. He has a UAC and UVC in place for the meds and is basically just hanging out. His oxygen saturations have been 80's to about 91%. He had a heart echo last night which showed he has a single coronary artery instead of two, but it branches off to supply all the heart. This means the surgeon only has one coronary to reattach, but it's a little trickier to reattach. We spoke to him today and he still seems pretty confident about everything and has said his single coronary won't change the mortality rate. The surgery is set for Monday at 0715. He says everything start to finish should take about 6 hours. The kids have seen him - he was able to stay in the delivery room for about 15 minutes after delivery, and they got to go into the NICU today. I'm going to attach some pictures so everyone can see. I'm pretty tired now, so maybe I'll type more later today or tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Juli and Greg - he is absolutely beautiful and you are right. He does look a lot like his big brother....and his uncle! Can't wait to see him and for you all to come home. You are in our prayers and will be glad when Maverick's surgery is over. He's a beautiful baby.

Love you all, kiss the kids for us!

Teresa & kids

Anonymous said...

Hey guys!!!!!! Congrats on baby Maverick. He is a cutie just like all of your kids! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and cannot wait to see all of you safe at home!
Love Always,
Heather and Justin Brown

Anonymous said...

Hi Juli, Greg, I am at Mom and Dads and we just looked at the pics and can't wait to get our hands on little Maverick. He is so cute and cuddily. We will be praying for everything to go perfectly tomorrow and can't wait to see you all. Love you, Cindy, Gran and Pa

Anonymous said...

He is adorable, those cheeks where made for squeezing!!! Your family is in my prayers. Thanks for calling on the day of birth. Everyone working that day was on pins and needles. Take care and we can't wait to see him in person.


Anonymous said...

Hey yall,
He is soooooooooo cute. I'll be praying for yall and Maverick.

Lu Anne

Anonymous said...

Hey! What a beautiful blessing. I am praying that everything is well. I am praying for the doctors to have wisdom and accuracy. I am praying for peace for you all. I am praying for strength for Maverick.

Rachel Schooler