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, November 3, 2008

Mav wasn't taken to the OR until 3:00pm. Kathy, Dr. M's nurse practitioner, just called and said they just made the incision. That was about 5:30. They were placing arterial lines and another central line and getting him on the pump (heart-lung machine). We should get an update in one hour letting us know if the procedure expanding the pulmonary artery is going to work. If not, that means there is stenosis (constriction) at the valve area. If that is the case, He will have to place a homograft - it's a cadaver artery that will be placed in a spot on the right ventricle and will bypass the stenosed part of the pulmonary artery. This is a more extensive procedure and will require follow-up surgeries as Mav grows. Please pray that he can just fix the pulmonary artery that is there. Thanks -I'll keep you all updated. jc

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