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.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

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Here is little Mav today. He had an IV in his scalp and it stopped working - that's the reason for the dark line on his forehead. His weight is down again today. They've changed up his antibiotics a little, and his BUN and creatinine are finally coming down!!! YEA! I'm back in Dallas this evening. I couldn't hardly wait to see him. It's so heartbreaking to have one here and our other three in Shawnee. Thankfully, we'll all be together this week.

The kids and I had a good/busy week in Shawnee. It was so good to see everyone. We really live in a neat community and are blessed to have such great friends and family. My mom left today right before we did. She's staying with her parents in Tuttle until her plane leaves on Monday. That's the longest amount of time I've spent with her in a long time. Those of you who have your mommas close should be very thankful. I do have a sweet mother-in-law close by and I couldn't make it without her. She treats me like her own.

Keep Mav in your prayers. I'm really hoping we can all be together by Christmas or New Years. Love you all, jc


Dianna said...

I just love the GOOD NEWS!! I pray that you all have a wonderful time together...just a sweet snugglin time! Happy Thanksgiving...
Give everyone a hug for me.

Anonymous said...

Lookin good!!!! I always check in each night before I go to bed to see if you've blogged. I'm so glad Mav is making good progress.