Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Prayers needed...

I am sick myself (strep) so I will keep this brief - I have NO energy. I am writing because I need lots and lots and lots of prayers going out to a friend and his family! My little blog is private and only has a few of you reading, and I would really appreciate it if you would share with your bloggers or friends, family, and church groups. I would love to cover this in prayer:

Most of you remember my friend's dad having a cancerous brain tumor removed about a year ago. You also may remember a recent scare that turned out to be nothing.

The news is, he has another brain tumor about the size of pecan in his frontal lobe. Surgery to remove it will be Tuesday, a week from tomorrow. This time there is a higher risk (because of where it is) for damage that could result in motor skill issues, speech issues, and even partial paralysis from what I understand. Because this is the 3rd scare and the 2nd time around I also fear that this will be an ongoing battle and there is a larger change of it reoccurring.

Please pray for God's healing hands, and for a peace and strength that can only come from Him for Mr. Harris Hooper and his family.

Thank you for your support. I have seen many cases where the blogging prayer warriors came together and made a difference! I'm hoping this is just such a case! :-)


Rosie said...

Hey Meagan, thanks for your sweet note on my blog. I swing over here regularly, but rarely comment, I am so bad about just reading blogs and not commenting...just hopping on the computer for a minute, you know.

Anyway, I will definately be keeping your dad in our prayers, as well as you and your family for strength through this rough time.

Keep us updated. *HUGS*

Megan L Hutchings said...

I feel so bad for Chris and his dad. The good Lord has a reason for all of this.

Of course I will be praying :)!

Lauren said...

We will be praying for Chris and Mr. Hooper and their family.

I can only imagine how they feel.

Your influence in their lives, though, has been one of faith - think of how much stronger Chris' faith is now because of you. God knew he would need someone to show him the good that God does, even when it seems like the worst is happening.