Teen Mom star Cory Wharton and girlfriend Taylor Selfridge’s welcomed their second baby on June 1. The newborn, Maya, recently underwent the knife to treat tricuspid atresia diagnosis. Obviously, Cory and Taylor were not wanting this setback so early into Maya’s life.
The congenital heart disease “happens when the hearts tricuspid valve does not develop,” the “Teen Mom OG” star, 31, posted on Instagram. Thankfully, the infant is recovering in the wake of the successful procedure.
Don’t really know how to start this off there’s sooo much I wanna say, so much I’ve felt over the past week. As a parent you’re, scared, worried, nervous, angry, sad, mad & you don’t understand why this is happening to your baby.
First off I wanna say God is good 🙏🏽 and thank you to EVERYONE for your prayers throughout this pregnancy & birth!
Maya was been diagnosed with
Tricuspid Atresia ❤️
Tricuspid atresia is a form congenital heart disease. It happens when the hearts tricuspid valve does not develop. This valve plays a part in the heart’s essential function, which is to pump blood between the lungs and body.
Maya had her first successful surgery on Tuesday and now she’s in the recovery process🙏🏽 She is doing very well, we can’t wait to bring her home 🏠 & show her the love that she needs. With her condition it requires another two open heart surgeries one being at 4-6 months old and the next not being till she’s 3 or 4 years old. Right now we are all trying to stay positive & having that successful surgery on Tuesday is something to celebrate 🎉❤️.
That’s one down, we have two left. 💪🏽
This is Maya‘s journey and I debated for a long time on how I was gonna share this news or if I wanted to share this news. I think what made me wanna share her journey is all the positive stories we heard on YouTube & the Internet. If we share her story and can touch the next family that’s going through this, then that’s what we want to do.
My juicy girl daddy loves you so much, you are so strong, everyday visiting you in Nicu isn’t easy but if that’s what it takes then we are gonna do that. We are always right by your side. I’m so proud of you for going thru all this. You have a story, and we can’t wait to watch your personality blossom, and I can’t wait for you to meet your sisters they have SOOOO MUCH love for you ❤️❤️ and they both are going to be incredible big sisters to you 👯♀️.
We all LOVE YOU SO MUCHHH!!! We can’t wait to have you home, So you just keep recovering and before you know it you’ll be home with us
Wharton further stated that the child will undergo another open heart surgery in four to six months as well as a third at 3 to 4 years old. Keep reading Thirsty for more!
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