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.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mav had a pretty good night and has been pretty stable today. He's still on his epi and milrinone drips. He's very swollen today, but it's just his response to surgery (the whole third-spacing/capillary leak syndrome). Everything looks about how they expected. The next few days will just be supporting him while he gets through this post-surgery phase. More later - jc


Anonymous said...

May the Strong Right-Hand of God support Maverick and you & Greg!


Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that Mav is doing better and that the surgery went well. Even tho' I don't post a lot just know that I continue to keep you all in prayer.


Kevin & Karen said...

Greg & Julie,

We just heard about sweet baby Maverick. Please know that he is in our prayers and we are thinking of you and your family.

Kevin & Karen