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.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Update on Jules...

Hello All! I'm Dejah Quinn, Julie's friend and she asked me to update the blog on her behalf. The procedure Juli had today on her heart took!!

Dovie and I turned the corner to the waiting room at the hospital and were greeted by Maddie's ear to ear smile. She was so very happy and ran straight at us yelling and jumping up and down exclaiming "It worked! "It worked!". Needless to say everyone was relived and happy at the same time. I have no fancy medical terms for what actually took place (I'll leave that to the experts)....but I can report that "IT WORKED!). Juli was was recuperating and in great spirits when I left the hospital around 3. They were about to move her to her own hospital room were she will likely be at least until tomorrow.

I know that the family thanks you so much for all your prayers and covets your continued prayers as Jules recoups. I did not get to see Juli and Greg before the operation but I am guessing it was pretty bittersweet to be in the same place they said goodbye to their baby boy Maverick only 4 months ago....especially in light of the circumstances that brought them there. After all, had it not been for precious baby Maverick...Juli might not have learned of her heart issues.

I'll keep you updated as I hear more!


Anonymous said...

Yea!!!! What awesome news! We love you guys! -the Rowells

Anonymous said...

Aunt Pat

Jamie Bergsten said...

Juli, I'm so happy for you and your family! We are on vacation this week, but I remembered the date, and I told my husband yesterday that we needed to be thinking of you in prayer these next few days. Take care as you recuperate and know that lots of people are thinking of you.

Jamie Bergsten

Anonymous said...

Juli - I e-mailed my friends and reminded them of your surgery and asked for some very special prayers. One of my dear friends wanted me to share this with you:

"Well, I just read Juli's, my what a brave sole she and her family are. I believe a book about Mav and the family would be a best seller and would be a benefit to a lot of families. She is extraordinary. Please share with her how much we have enjoyed all of the pictures and the up-dates. The surgery may be over, our prayer is that everything went as planned and that now, they can take a bright step in their journey here on earth."

She is right - you and your family are extraordinary...we are so thankful that your surgery went well. Love you - Teresa

Anonymous said...

Yeah!!! I'm so glad it worked! We are praying for you always. Love, cousin Jenna

Anonymous said...

God is so Good! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the up-date, Dejah. You and Dovie are great friends. So glad you were able to be there for Juli and her family today.

Juli, so happy that your procedure went well. I am sure it is a huge relief that it is behind you. Wishing you well. Marcy

Anonymous said...

That is terrific news!! I am hoping for a quick recovery. Lots of happy thoughts! Vanessa Blutrich

Elizabeth said...

I am so glad to hear that Juli is doing well. I have followed her blog since right before Mav passed. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. Be strong Juli!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the post. Juli was definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Was so glad to hear from Teresa that the procedure took and all is well.


Anonymous said...

Juli and family~
We are praising God with you for the wonderful news!
Much love,
The Crawley Crew