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!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

John Beckett

***UPDATE: Beckett is being moved to the ICU as a precaution for the next 3 days, maybe more... looks like they will be at the hospital for at least the next 10 days if not longer. Please continue to pray!

At daycare on Monday John Beckett was put down for a nap in a bed instead of a crib. He somehow ended up getting his little face snuggled down in the mattress. When the daycare provider found him he was pale and gasping for air. He was transported to Stone Crest and from there he was sent to Vanderbilt. Breathing, eating and napping on his own, we are thankful that all risk for danger is past. Now the question is what, if any, damage is already done. Please pray with all your might for God's healing hands at work on this precious little baby boy! Please pray for the doctors, that they will have knowledge and wisdom and that they will find answers to all of the questions. Please pray for peace and rest for Amanda and Patrick... they are amazing parents!

This precious family has been at Vanderbilt children's hospital for the better part of the last two days waiting while Beckett has undergone brain wave monitors and spinal taps and MRIs and been poked and prodded. Right now, they "live" in a hospital room with their little man in a child size hospital bed hooked up to everything you could imagine and they wait... which might be the hardest part of all.

Thank you for your prayers! I know Patrick and Amanda appreciate it! God works in mysterious ways and he can do great things!


Lauren said...

I'm so glad he is better but my heart still hurts so much for them. If that were Dawson, I don't know what I would do.

They are lucky to have friends like you!

Megan L Hutchings said...

We have been praying hard and I have had a lot of e-mails from people who read my post on Patrick's wall. They are all concerned and lifting them up in prayer.

God will heal little Beckett...He Will!

Thanks for keeping us updated!

Sarah said...

Wow! So glad he is ok so far, and I pray all the tests come back with positive results.!