Thanks for prayers for ailing grandson

Published 8:50 am Friday, March 13, 2009

To the Editor:

On July 4, 2006, the words no parent wants to hear about their child were told to me about my grandson. Kaleb Lane was diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

He was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk. After being released from the hospital, he was managing his health as well as possible.

He was able to start school that September, but by November his health was declining. On Nov. 16, he was hospitalized and stayed until Dec. 23, 2006. His heart failure was extremely severe that he had to be on intravenous medication and many pills to help him survive by the grace of God.

As the years went by, his health decreased more. On Dec. 16, 2008, he went to Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., for a heart transplant evaluation.

But he was so ill that he was hospitalized and was given a LVAD (mechanical heart pump) on Dec. 20, 2008, to help circulate the blood flow to the vital organs to help sustain his life. God, in his grace and mercy, gave Kaleb a heart transplant on Jan. 22, 2009.

We thank all who prayed for him and all acts of kindness shown to us during his illness.

As of now, he is doing well and progressing daily. Thank God for his miracle-working power toward Kaleb Lane.

Mary E. Lane Williams