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, June 15, 2009

We all got out of town this weekend and went to a town in SE Oklahoma called Durant. Greg found a hotel online that is associated with a casino there and it had a wonderful pool. It's only a two hour drive from here and we have friends in Durant, so it was a nice quick trip and we were able to see some friends we haven't seen in awhile.

This pic is of Greg and the kids in front of a place you would never go without a recommendation. Seriously, as you can see, it doesn't look like the best place to eat. My grandparents used to live at Lake Texoma (by Durant) and we would frequent Windy's when we went to visit them. They have great catfish. The ambiance is a bit to be desired, though. We encountered a rather round man with a very loud burp at a table close-by. Maddie said it made her lose her appetite and took her food back to the hotel in a to-go box. It was pretty disgusting. Anyway, the fish was still as good as ever and I love the green tomato relish - I think it's a southern thing.

Most of the time we stayed at the hotel pool and took in some sun. Those pics are on the camera, so I'll post them tomorrow. We really had a good time. I wasn't quite ready to come home.

Not much else new going on. My procedure is still scheduled for next week. We met with Dr. Sperrazza last week and he seemed pretty positive about the procedure. He's going to try the Amplatzer device and the Helex if needed. Hopefully one of them will work. He answered all my questions, and we feel pretty good about it. Dr. Ward will be in on the procedure as well - I'm glad.

I'll write more tomorrow. I'm going to try to get to bed somewhat early tonight. Love you all, jc

1 comment:

Dianna Black said...

I am sorry about the man at the other table...but it didn't stop me from laughing out loud...poor Maddie ;{