‘Teen Mom’ star Cory Wharton’s baby comes home after open-heart surgery

She is at home !

‘Teen Mom OG’ star Cory Wharton has revealed his girlfriend Taylor Selfridge’s newborn daughter, Maya, is home after undergoing open-heart surgery on Tuesday.

“We’ve had dark days, but today is not one of them,” the father-of-three, 31, captioned a family photo on his Instagram account on Wednesday. “MAYA was discharged from the hospital and we finally went home 🏠 ❤️.”

Selfridge, 28, was all smiles in the photo as she waved a peace sign at the camera and held their newborn baby in a car seat. Wharton, meanwhile, carried their eldest 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 of your uplifting 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 needed open-heart surgery.

Wharton told his supporters that trouble “comes when hearts [sic] the tricuspid valve does not develop”, which is a problem because “this valve plays a role in the essential function of the heart”.

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

“Very quick I want to say thank you to all the nurses who looked after Maya and everyone made us as comfortable as possible in this situation 🙏🏽,” he captioned a video reflecting their NICU journey. “& A big thank you to the CHD community and everyone for your positive messages✊🏽 I read all the stories and it makes me feel much better so thank you.”

Cory Wharton and Taylor Selfridge
Wharton and Selfridge have announced that they are preparing to welcome their daughter into the world on June 1.
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While Maya’s first heart operation was a success, she will need another one in 2-6 months, and a third operation when she is 3-4 years old.