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UPDATE: Family Reports Baby's Heart Transplant Went Well

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A Springfield infant has come out of surgery for a heart transplant in St. Louis overnight.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A Springfield infant has come out of surgery for a heart transplant in St. Louis overnight.


4-month old Caleb Miller was born with a severe congenital heart defect.   His family heard Tuesday that the transplant team found a heart. 

The transplant took place overnight at St. Louis Children's Hospital by Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady, a thoracic and cardiac surgeon.

At 7am, the family posted on the Pray for Caleb Facebook page:

"He's done!!!!!!

They're going to get Caleb settled in his room now. Dr. Eghtesady just came and said that it was a difficult operation, but everything went pretty well. We still have hurdles ahead of us and today will likely have some ups and downs, but overall things are looking good.

Thank you, Lord! Please keep praying!"


A short time earlier, this was posted:

"Caleb is off bypass and doing well. The next step is to get his bleeding under control so he can go back to his room. It could take an hour or several hours to do this. Please keep praying, as bleeding could be one of the biggest problems he faces."


"[What I want is] just that he grows up to be a happy, healthy boy like our other two boys.  That he gets to run and grow and learn," Desire Miller, Caleb's mom, told KOLR10 News in March.

When news came of the donor heart Tuesday, Doug Shivers, the family's minister told KOLR10 News;   "I was ecstatic, our whole church was. Matt [Miller] (Caleb's dad) and I were crying together over the phone. It was just, such good news to hear." Shivers is pastor of Boulevard Baptist Church.


Click here to view the "Pray for Caleb" Facebook page.

Click the video above to view more pictures of Caleb.


(Pictures courtesy of Pray for Caleb/Facebook)

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