Covington baby with new heart celebrates first Easter

- The family of a Covington baby, who received a new heart just before Christmas, feels blessed to be spending Easter with their baby boy.

Last year, Kaleb Waddleton's parents thought their son had a simple cold, but instead doctors diagnosed him with dilated cardiomyopathy. Simply put: he had weak heart muscle and the symptoms included coughing, dizziness, fatigue, loss of appetite and bloating.

After spending months at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, baby Kaleb received a new heart on December 4. 

"This boy is definitely a miracle and God's precious child that He continues to take care of," Kaleb's mother Marissa Waddleton previously said on Facebook.

Waddleton told FOX 5 they are taking their 9-month-old to church for the first time on Easter Sunday. 

"So excited about that!" she said. 

On Good Friday, Kaleb had a monthly clinic appointment where his Echo and EKG looked "great and all normal." 

"His last holter monitor showed nothing. Praise God," Waddleton said on Facebook.

Next month, on April 9, Kaleb will turn 10-months-old. To keep up with baby Kaleb on Facebook, click here.


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