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.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Feeling better

Here's the sweet boy today. He was watching his mobile when I took this. He seems to be feeling pretty good. They weren't able to get labs this morning, so I have no numbers to go by. They'll try again tomorrow. His culture from the third is still negative - that means the antibiotics are working for the infection. They are planning on putting in another PICC line (a central IV) on Monday and taking him to radiology to place the feeding tube in the right place. It will be a busy day. Greg is going to be spending the day with Mav tomorrow. It's time for his daddy to get to hold him! More tomorrow - jc


Anonymous said...

Mav is beautiful! Love those eyes! I'm glad his Mommy is able to hold him and that soon his Daddy will. So glad Mav is feeling better. Enjoy the weekend.


Terri said...

AWWW!!! Our little man looks like he's feeling better. I wish you all the best of luck during the next couple of days, and we miss you in Dallas too.

Terri RN