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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Ok - here's a funny, but true story that happened today. I told you all that I went to lunch with Dana at the Cheesecake Factory. Well, I got two pieces of cheesecake to go for the nurses that are with Maverick today. As we were leaving the restaurant, I had to go to the bathroom. I gave Dana the bag with the cheesecake. She had a bag already with her leftovers in it. Guess which bag she gave back to me when I came out of the restroom? Guess which bag I gave to the nurses? I got a text message from Dana this evening that said - "Sorry, I have your cheesecake". HOW EMBARASSING IS THAT? The nurses didn't say anything about it - just thanks and that cheesecake was good. . . I needed a good laugh. Now I'll have to redeem myself with the nurses. Can you imagine what they were saying when they opened a box of chicken and a half-eaten piece of snickers cheesecake? If you have another good laugh, please post it. I could use some more.

Little Mav is still doing well. It's shift change right now. I'm getting ready to go back in to see him. More later - jc


SBargsley said...

Juli, don't know if you remember me or not, but worked with Teresa at TFCU for 14 years. We've met a couple of times and even tho' I've moved to MD, she and I keep in touch. I've been watching Maverick's progress and praises to the Lord for all he has done. You are a wonderful mother and you have a beautiful family.

Ok, here's something funny. When my first son, Jay, was born at Mercy in OKC, I was 26 years old and hadn't changed a diaper since I was a young babysitter in my teens. So, I didn't know how to change diapers. When the nurse would bring Jay into me (back then they didn't let you keep babies in the room),they would bring a disposable diaper with him. I kept sticking them in the drawer because I was embarrassed I didn't know how to change diapers. Then when they would come to get him, I would always say...whoops I think he needs his diaper changed. This went on for a couple of one caught on. At least I don't think they did! When I got home, I learned pretty fast after fooling with those dumb pieces of tape.

That's the only funny baby story I can think of for now. Hope it brought a smile to you.

I say lots of prayers for little Maverick...and his family.

God Bless, Sherry Bargsley

Anonymous said...

I thought those things only happened to me! Funny! At least you had a good laugh. Anyway, we are praising God for Maverick's improvement and praying for his complete healing. Can't wait to see you all again.
Bob, Lannette, Aaron, Audrey and Ryan