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.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Here is Mav today. Maddie and I were in with him for awhile today and he was awake for about 2 hours. His numbers are looking better. His BUN is 92! It had gotten up to 109 - so eventhough it's still high he's going in the right direction. His creatinine is down to 1.6. He's starting to put more out of his dialysis catheter as well. His white blood count was up today - just pray he isn't trying to get another infection.

The kids, Greg and I are enjoying our time together. We'll probably try to do something fun tomorrow. I'll blog more tomorrow. jc


Quentin said...

Yay baby Maverick! We are still praying for you guys!
Kelley and Quentin Lobb

Dianna said...

Lydia he looks just like Carter!! he looks so good..
love to all,

Anonymous said...

yay Maverick! Juli, from the pics he looks so much better each day. We continue to pray and are so thankful that you are all together this week. What a blessing you get to stay in that house. God is good. Can't wait to hear more good news. Amanda

Anonymous said...

Just to let you know that we are still praying, and happy for the good progress (however slow it may be :-)
Love you all and may this Thanksgiving be filled with rich memories, in spite of your location.
The Crawleys