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.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sleeping well

I just went in to check on Maverick. He's sleeping well and sucking on his pacifier (his breathing tube goes in through his nose, so he can still use his paci). He's had two stools since yesterday, so they may start some small feedings through a tube that they will place that will go directly into his stomach. Dr. M came in last night to see him and he was pleased with his progress. He's still having good urine output and has weaned some more on his lasix coctail. We'll just have to wait and see how he's doing on Friday to see if he's ready to have his chest closed. It seems as if he gets a little better everyday. Thanks for all your prayers - jc

1 comment:

David said...

Hi Juli & Greg,
So glad baby Mav is trending the right direction. Good boy!
I talked to your Mom yesterday and all seems well on the home front. I kept checking your mail and there would be none. So, anyway, I finally clued in to the fact that someone was home. Yes, I'm a little slow sometimes!
Have you ran in to the nurses that you gave the leftovers to? That cracked me up! Had I been one of those nurses, I would have hunted you down for my cheesecake!! I'm so glad you were able to get some sunshine on your face.
Take care,