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, October 13, 2008


Little Mav was taken off the ventilator at 11:00 this morning. He's doing fine so far, and I got to hold him for a little while this afternoon! Nothing else has changed. He's still having alot of output from his right chest tube, but they're just going to watch it for now. I'm going home tomorrow until Friday morning (as long as Maverick cooperates) to see the kids. They start fall break on Wednesday. Greg is leaving when I get back and he'll stay with them until Monday. It will be nice to be home and see them. I'll be able to upload some pics while I'm there. More tomorrow - jc.


Anonymous said...

Hooray!! Keep the good news coming! I'm anxious to see some of your pics - with a name like "Maverick" and the fight he's put up so far, I'm convinced he must look like Hulk Hogan wearing boxing gloves!! Our prayers for all of you continue! Travel safely! Gaynell

Anonymous said...


That is WONDERFUL! Your family stays in our prayers. The kids ask about Maverick (the broken heart baby) several times a week. Keep us updated as you continue to do. Looking forward to seeing you and the family. If you need anything, just let me know. Tara.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! I am so glad you got to hold him!!! And, now you get to hold your other 3 beautiful kids - what a joy! I hope you have a wonderful time with them - be safe on the roads. We will continue to bathe Mav in prayers while you are away. Love you - Kristi

Anonymous said...

I am so happy!!!!! One more step closer to getting to come home!!! If you feel up to company when you get home let me know I know that mom, dad, and I cannot wait to see you. Yes we would love to be able to see Greg and Mav but we would really like to see you and the kids and give u guys a big hug. Let us know I don't watch Olivia on thurs or friday due to fall break.
Love you lots and talk to you soon!!!!!