Spike Lavery was supposed to be the greatest gift one friend could give
to another. Kendall Hart offered to be a surrogate for Greenlee and Ryan
Lavery after Greenlee learned she could not carry a child to term. Only,
a blackout at Dr. Greg Madden’s fertility clinic compromised Ryan’s
last sample. Kendall impregnated herself and planned to pass off the child
as Greenlee’s. When Greenlee found out, she left Pine Valley.
Kendall and Ryan decided not to terminate the pregnancy. Kendall had fallen
in love with her son. She married Zach Slater after he rescued her from
Greg’s island for expecting women. Upon returning to Pine Valley,
JR Chandler pushed scaffolding down on Kendall. Kendall fell into a coma.
The doctors told Zach they had to choose between Kendall and the baby.
Zach barricaded himself in Kendall’s room until tests showed that
both could be saved.
Spike Lavery was soon born. He spent his time between Ryan’s penthouse,
and Zach and Kendall’s condominium.
gained a sister with Emma McDermott Lavery, Ryan’s daughter with
Annie McDermott. Annie was like a second mother to Spike. On the day Annie
and Ryan were to marry, Kendall ran into Greenlee. Greenlee was back in
Pine Valley determined to reclaim the life she had left behind. This included
Ryan and Spike.
Kendall warmed up to Greenlee after she agreed to drop her custody suit
for Spike. On a business trip to New York, Kendall went into labor. Kendall
surprisingly wanted to ride in a car with Babe Chandler because of how
she had helped Bianca Montgomery the night of Miranda’s birth. Greenlee
was going to drive Kendall’s car, with Spike in the backseat. As
Kendall was rushed to the hospital, Greenlee saw her chance to have Spike.
On the run, Greenlee drove off an embankment into a ditch.
stress of Greenlee’s accident caused Kendall to go into early labor.
She gave birth to a severely premature Ian Slater. At the same time, the
doctors determined Spike had lost his hearing. Initially, the doctors
believed the condition was a result of the accident. Kendall took her
anger our on Greenlee, framing her for another kidnapping attempt.
In reality, the condition was a preexisting condition. Kendall looked
to alternatives for treatment, almost poisoning Spike. Kendall and Ryan
settled on a cochlear implant.
The Slaters happy ending came to an abrupt end when a tornado came crashing
through Pine Valley. Spike was the Slater beach house with Ian, Bianca,
and his mother. Though the kids came out of the ordeal unscathed, Kendall
was not so lucky. After the ceiling collapsed on her, Kendall ended up
in a coma. Bianca and her fiancée, Reese Williams, helped Zach
care for the kids as he sought special treatment for Kendall’s condition.