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

New update - patch is complete. Mav is off the heart-lung machine and the right ventricular pressure is 1/3 of systemic (normal is around 1/4) - which is wonderful for him. It was 120% prior to surgery. Looks like they won't have to do the homograft! Dr. M is finishing up and will then close. He should be finished in about an hour or so. He came off the bypass machine without any problems and has tolerated the surgery well. YEA! jc


Anonymous said...

Greg and Julie,

That sounds great. Jill and I, along with members of our church have been praying all day and will continue. God loves you guys and all of your kids. Hang in there, I hope to see you tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful, wonderful news! We are so happy for you all. Keep those good postings coming!

Teresa & Kids

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!! I can only imagine the relief you are feeling now. How wonderful that he came off with no problems! I am sure Dr. M is relieved also. You let him know that he has been prayed for all day long!! Yay Mav!