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

In surgery

Well, this morning we got to go into the NICU and hold Maverick at 0600. The anesthesiologist and OR staff came to get him about 730. He went into the OR at 0817 and we got a call at 1008 that they had finished with anesthesia and lines (they started a radial art line, a subclavian central line, intubated and gave a caudal block along with the inhaled gases and IV anesthesia), had him on the pump and had just made the incision. The last call was just a few minutes ago and Dr. Mendeloff had dissected out the pulmonary artery and aorta and was making the switch. After he finishes with that he will start working on the coronary artery. He had told us before the procedure that he would fix the VSD prior to doing the switch, so I'm assuming he's finished with that part. We should get another update in about an hour. I'll keep you all posted.


Kristi said...

Hang in there, friend! I love you.

Dejah Quinn said...

Just wanted to let you know I've been thinking about you all day!

sending lots of prayers for baby maverick!!!

love ya!