After facing over three decades of heart issues, including a heart by-pass surgery in 1998, Rolland Kegley was diagnosed with heart failure in 2016. In March of 2017, he underwent LVAD surgery which placed a pump in the left side of his heart in hopes of sustaining him until a heart transplant could become available. Over the last 3.5 years, Rolland has been working diligently, with his wife Peggy always by his side, to be placed on a transplant list. Most recently, Rolland has been working closely with Vanderbilt University Hospital and in September 2020, he was approved for both a heart and kidney transplant through their program.
November 24, 2020
Rolland had another surgery yesterday to put valves in lung to stop leaks in lung and infection in chest was also cleaned out more. He has a constant wound vac from chest draining infection from behind his sternum. He remains on a vigorous antibiotics treatment. His blood pressure has been more stable . New heart is functioning with less heart support medication now and new kidney is waking up slowly. We remain grateful to the health care professionals who give diligent care and treatment. Our hearts overflow with thanks to all who give support and love and prayers. God bless you.
November 17, 2020
Rolland has had a setback in his recovery as he has pneumonia and sepsis. He is back on breathing tube. He is being treated with antibiotics, remains on dialysis and various medications to maintain his heart function. Rolland is a fighter. Our God is mighty and He is guarding Rolland with His presence. Your love and prayers continue to strengthen us all. Xo
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November 23, 2020
Katie and I are continuing to pray for you and your family!
November 13, 2020
We're rooting for Team Kegley and thanking God for a successful surgery! Love you all!
Joshua & Virginia Vanderhyde
November 10, 2020
We continue to pray for Rolland's recovery from the heart and kidney transplant. Ralph & Judy Conrad (St Paul's).
Ralph & Judy Conrad
November 9, 2020
Rolland and Peggy, you don't know us, but we have met both your wonderful sons. A few of our kids are CUW friends with Noah & Monica, and we've known the Garrett's for years. Our prayers are with you as you travel this road of surgery and healing - we join you in confident trust of our Great Physician and His plan for you!
Rev. David and Pat Maier