Transcript for Docs Find 'Needle in a Haystack' Heart for Toddler
He's always. That he's always been heart failure ever since the day was born and so. If you -- get used to a new normal. The normal for the canard family has been living here inside a hospital room since November. -- lived in the hospital for almost a year. And we essentially moved our entire life here and we spend our whole day. Here in the hospital with Caleb and aren't -- -- Jana and we spend all day every day here's he can imagine what that's like -- -- Totally stop our old wife and them try to make a life. In hospital Kayla was born with half of his heart not working. Doctors say finding a new heart for him was like finding a needle in -- haystack. First it had to be small enough to fit -- two year old Bonnie about the size of aplomb. Get things he developed some preformed antibodies against different antigens -- we. That exclude about half the population. Now just one week after transplants Caleb isn't physical therapy the toddler who's always gotten tired quickly. Is excelling and it just -- that -- a few days he's going to be stronger and have more energy and he's ever had since the day he was born. That's really exciting to me I can't wait to see. Can run for the first time and be able to climb and then. Keep up with his brother came lips skin is also now pink instead of blue. And he's enjoying eating food instead of being fed intravenously. For the first time. Ever and so it's really need to watch him eat and like like a normal kid watch -- attack a blueberry muffin this morning was just. It was it was incredible. Caleb and his family hoped to be back home in New Castle in about two or three weeks. Reporting at Riley hospital for children Tonya Spencer RTV six.
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