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.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Twenty years ago - that sounds like a long time, but seems like yesterday. This weekend was our 20 year highschool reunion. This one was with my friends from Crescent. I actually didn't graduate there, but was there from fifth grade through my junior year. I still have friends I keep in contact with from there. It was a weekend long ordeal, but I just met up with everyone on Saturday night. I had so much fun seeing and talking with everyone who showed up - they all looked the same. There wasn't one person I didn't recognize. It was interesting to see how different everyone's lives are. One classmate has a 20 year-old daughter, and at the other end of the spectrum are those who haven't started families yet. I'm pretty sure Mav would have been the youngest baby... sigh.

The weeks have been flying by lately. GYN clinicals are finished now and I start pediatric clinicals this week. I think I'll enjoy them. Tomorrow my mom and Brown are flying in. They'll be here for the night and leave on Tuesday. I'm glad we'll get to see them, even if it's only for a little while. I'll start the peds clinicals on Tuesday. Wednesday will be an exciting day. I have a meeting with some important people to talk about donating the money you all raised in memory of Maverick. I can't say much now - because really I don't know much, but I should know more after the meeting. Thursday is another clinical day and Friday will probably be spent trying to get assignments ready for next week. Throw in a few fall parties at the school and family pics Wednesday evening and the week should be pretty interesting.

I'll share more later - I've got to go to bed. Love you all - jc

1 comment:

Bill and Mary said...

Because your blog has always been so inspirational to me, I've given you an award over on mine!

~Mary :)