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


We've had a few updates since the last. They have moved the old pulmonary artery to the aorta spot. They have reattached the coronary arteries. There were actually two instead of one, but the anatomy of them was very different than normal. Dr. Mendeloff said he hadn't seen anything like this in the 18 years he's been doing these surgeries. From my understanding the right coronary gives rise to the left anterior descending. The left main gives rise to the circumflex. I'm not sure where they were situated, but he had a tough time getting them reattached. Keep saying prayers that they will work once they start re-perfusing the heart. He's currently reattaching the new pulmonary artery to its spot. The next step after he gets it reattached is to fix the ASD. They'll then start suturing, do a tracheo-esophageal echo and make sure everything is working, then they'll start rewarming him. They expect to be finished sometime around 4pm. I'll keep you updated. jc

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I'm praying for you all. Hang in there. Sincerely, Marla