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 15, 2008

They placed the peritoneal dialysis catheter last night. Mav didn't like the procedure very well and had to be placed back on nor-epi and they had to increase his epi drip as well. Those are both medications that help his blood pressure. The nephrologist is planning on starting dialysis today as Mav is not producing urine and is not draining much from the dialysis catheter. One of his lab levels that, when elevated, is indicative of infection (CRP) has gone up again for the second day in a row. Please keep him in your prayers. He's a very sick little boy.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hang in there little Mav!!!!!!!!
We love you very much.
Love
Heather

Anonymous said...

Julie and Greg,
Mav is such a beautiful baby. He is a great blessing!
We will continue to pray for him and for you guys as well :)
Lani

Anonymous said...

dear juli and family,
just wanted to say that all of our best wishes and prayers are with you and your adorable maverick. he's such a strong and determined little boy, and a cutie to boot. may God give you all all the strength you need to get through this and bring maverick home very soon. love and blessings, karlin and family

Dianna said...

Juli and Greg,
I am continuing to lift you all and the little Mav up in my prayers...my hearts desire is for a quick healing.
Love, Dianna