‘Teen Mom’ Star Cory Wharton’s Baby Goes Home After Open Heart Surgery

She’s home!

“Teen Mom OG” star Cory Wharton revealed that Maya, the newborn daughter of him and his girlfriend Taylor Selfridge, is home after undergoing open heart surgery on Tuesday.

“We’ve had some dark days, but today is not one of them,” the father of three, 31, wrote with a family photo on his Instagram on Wednesday. “MAYA was released from the hospital and we finally got home 🏠 ❤️.”

Selfridge, 28, was all smiles in the photo as she flashed a peace sign at the camera, holding their newborn in a car seat. Wharton, meanwhile, carried their oldest daughter, Mila, 2, in his arms.

The 5-year-old daughter of the “Challenge” alum, Ryder, who he shares with ex Cheyenne Floyd, did not appear in the snap.

Wharton added: “Thank you all for all your encouraging words and prayers over the past few days.”

The MTV couple revealed last week that their daughter was born with a congenital heart defect called tricuspid atresia and required open heart surgery.

Wharton told his followers that the condition “happens when the hearts” [sic] tricuspid valve does not develop,” which is a problem because “this valve plays a role in the heart’s essential function.”

The newborn and her parents spent nearly two weeks in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit after her surgery, prompting Wharton to thank those who helped the family get through the difficult recovery process.

“I want to say a very quick thank you to all the nurses who took care of Maya and everyone made us as comfortable as possible in this situation 🙏🏽,” he captioned a video reflecting on their NICU journey. “& Thank you so much to the CHD community and everyone for your positive messages✊🏽 I’ve read all the stories and I just feel a lot better so thank you.”

Cory Wharton and Taylor Selfridge
Wharton and Selfridge announced they were getting ready to welcome their daughter into the world on June 1.
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Although Maya’s first heart surgery was successful, she will have another surgery in 2 to 6 months, as well as a third surgery when she’s 3 or 4 years old.

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