Teen Mom OG alums Cory Wharton and Taylor Selfridge have had a very rough start to the new year. The couple spent 13 of the first days of 2023 in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit with their youngest daughter Maya, who underwent open-heart surgery to repair tricuspid atresia (a congenital heart defect in which a valve in the heart is not fully formed). to correct). which can prevent proper blood flow in the heart, which can restrict oxygen flow throughout the body).
On January 18, 2023, the couple shared that they were finally able to bring Maya home from the hospital as she continues to recover from her surgery and post-operative complications. Both reality TV stars posted to Instagram to celebrate the good news and share the details of their 13-day hospitalization.
Taylor Selfridge’s Instagram post included several photos of Maya during her hospitalization, and the caption detailed her time in the ICU while Selfridge and boyfriend Cory Wharton waited with their daughter.
Cory also shared this information on his Instagram post, and included a message of thanks not only to the doctors who worked hard to get Maya back to health, but also to everyone who shared well wishes throughout the process. “I want to say thank you again to everyone who supported and prayed for us during this time. Sorry if I didn’t get back to your messages, I was a little stressed 😰 Love you all ❤️,” Cory wrote.
Although Cory Wharton and Taylor Selfridge are celebrating bringing Maya home from the hospital as she continues to recover from her Glenn procedure, Taylor confirmed that her daughter “still has a big one.” [heart surgery] gone, but please God not for a few years”.
Cory and Taylor previously discussed Maya’s treatment plan on their YouTube channel, where Taylor confirmed that the next step after this month’s Glenn procedure is a Fontan procedure.
According to the Mayo Clinic, “The Glenn procedure sets the stage for a more permanent corrective surgery called the Fontan procedure,” which creates a way to correct blood flow. The Fontan procedure is usually performed when patients are between two and five years old and has a promising short- and medium-term perspective.
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