Former Teen Mom OG actress Taylor Selfridge was hospitalized with boyfriend Cory Wharton while the couple’s youngest daughter Maya recovered from open-heart surgery. Some fans began to worry about the outcome after not receiving an update from the family, but last night, Sunday January 15, Taylor Selfridge shared an update on how things are going at the hospital.
In an Instagram story, Taylor shared videos of Maya smiling and playing with toys in her hospital bed, with cords and monitors still attached to her. A nasal cannula (clear tube used to help airflow and oxygen levels) is taped into the 7-month-old child’s nose, with tape cut out in the shape of hearts.
“Still here 🥴 Maya had other plans for her recovery but is fine now 🤍 Cory and I are traumatized but it’s fine 🙃 I’ll update on everything when we get out of here,” Selfridge wrote his followers, letting them know that the recovery wasn’t as smooth as they had hoped, but the family is in a good place now.
On a second slide of the story, Selfridge shared that Maya got her first tooth in the hospital, and on the final slide, she shared another clip with Maya smiling straight into the camera, captioned, “I told her if she would stop sounding her alarms, we could go home 😂”.
Maya Wharton has tricuspid atresia
7-month-old Maya Wharton was diagnosed with tricuspid atresia shortly after birth, which according to the Mayo Clinic, is a congenital heart defect in which a valve in the heart is not fully formed, which can prevent proper blood flow in the heart and restrict the flow of oxygen throughout the body. This condition is treatable with multiple surgeries, and the Mayo Clinic clarifies that the outcome for patients with this defect is usually good.
“Most babies with tricuspid atresia who have surgery live well into adulthood, although follow-up surgery is often required,” the clinic writes.
Fans are very grateful to hear from Selfridge that baby Maya is on the road to recovery. A fan shared screenshots of her story on a Teen Mom page Redditand many positive comments came in.
“Mother of a heart baby here, prayers for the baby. This sucks and it’s a lifelong thing. I have a 15 year old with 4 OPH so far. I’m sure [Cory] and Taylor are changed people,” wrote one user.
“She’s so cute! I’m glad to see that she looks better in these pictures. Poor baby. There are so many inconveniences post surgery and that little tooth that came through was probably particularly upsetting for Maya. I’m really glad it looks like she’s reversing, hope it keeps going up.”
The post was also shared to a “teen mom”. Fan Instagram Accountwhere the comments section is full of positive messages and calls to send prayers to Maya and her parents.
Cory Wharton’s eldest daughter, Ryder, has a rare genetic condition
In addition to his two daughters, Mila and Maya with girlfriend Taylor Selfridge, Cory Wharton has an older daughter, Ryder, with ex and ‘Teen Mom: The Next Chapter’ star Cheyenne Floyd. 5-year-old Ryder was born with VLCAD, a rare genetic condition in which the body can’t properly convert some fats into energy.
Although Ryder is doing well, Floyd has been open about Ryder’s condition in the past, including the days when she wasn’t feeling well. Floyd went on to say how nice it was to connect with other parents who are facing similar issues. She has also spoken about starting a nonprofit organization to help people in similar situations to her own.
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