TEEN Mom’s Cory Wharton delivered a thrilling update on daughter Maya after revealing her “terrifying” heart condition.
The reality star welcomed his second child with girlfriend Taylor Selfridge earlier this month.
Cory Wharton announced that daughter Maya was released from the hospitalCredit: Instagram/@corywharton_ig
The newborn was diagnosed with a heart conditionCredit: Instagram/corywharton_ig
On Tuesday, Cory, 31, took to his Instagram Stories to share an exciting update about his newborn daughter with fans.
The reality star, who posed alongside his older daughter Mila and girlfriend Taylor, announced that Maya – only a few days old – was finally released from the hospital.
Her release comes after the MTV star told fans that the baby was diagnosed with a heart condition.
He, Taylor, and Mila appeared excited, smiling and celebrating in the video.
Cory announced in the clip: “She’s home. We made it home safely.”
He then drew attention to Mila, saying: “Look at her shirt,” noting a top that read “Big Sis.”
The proud dad asked: “How do you feel being a big sis?” and then laughed at the sweet noise Mila made in response.
In a second video, he puts a hand on the car seat as he says: “Maya is here. We made it home. Now the fun begins, babe.”
Cory closes out the clip by asking: “You ready?”
Taylor responds quietly: “I’m ready.”
Cory posted a sweet family photo on his Instagram grid, showing his whole family smiling together.
He captioned the post: “We have had some dark days, but today isn’t one of them.
“MAYA got discharged from the hospital and we finally made it home.
“Thank you everybody for all your uplifting words and prayers over the past days.”
Over the weekend, the Teen Mom OG dad shared an emotional moment with fans via his Instagram Stories.
He attempted to hold back tears as he held his new baby.
During the sweet clip, Cory gushed: “You guys, I only got to hold her one other time.”
“There she is!” he said as he zoomed in on Maya’s face.
The newborn then pouted her lips and burped.
Cory and Taylor giggled at the same time as their second daughter went back to sleep.
Cory said: “Hi mama!”
Previously, the reality star revealed that Maya was diagnosed with Tricuspid Atresia, which is a form of congenital heart disease.
He said: “It happens when the heart’s 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.”
The infant had her first successful surgery recently and is now in the recovery process.
Cory kept his hopes up and added: “I always tell her that she is strong, and she got this, and she doesn’t need to be scared.
“Her sisters love her. We love her. And she will be home soon.”
In a previous post, the MTV star said: “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,” he added.
REAL LIFE CHALLENGE
Taylor also shared an emotional message on social media and stated: “The last nine days have been a complete rollercoaster for us and the most challenging week I’ve had as a mother thus far.
“This is something I’ve wanted to share with everyone because I found myself looking for other heart mamas out there that know the pain I’m feeling, and I’ve found help through some other moms.
“I’m still new to this, but any mothers out there that need someone to talk to please, don’t hesitate because I need you as well.”
She spent several days in the NICU, some of which Cory documented onlineCredit: Instagram/corywharton_ig
Taylor Selfridge, the reality star’s girlfriend, also shared her thoughtsCredit: Instagram/taylor.selfridge
The couple now shares two childrenCredit: Instagram/corywharton_ig
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