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!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Update on Jon Beckett

Update: Still a lot of waiting and watching! Off the vent and out from under the brain monitors which means he can be held! He is out of the ICU. Now they'll see if he can eat of if he'll need a feeding tube and then the longest part of the wait begins... several months to see how much of his little brain is dead and how much is only damaged. Please consider contributing to "The Jon Beckett Nelson Benefit Fund" at Suntrust bank! Most of all, just pray. Pray for Jon Beckett and pray for Patrick and Amanda on this very long, hard road!

If you want to get updates directly from Patrick and Amanda and are on Facebook you can join the group "Praying for Jon Beckett Nelson."

For a quick update, he is off the ventilator and tomorrow they will take the little things off his head that monitor his brain and Patrick and Amanda will get to hold their baby boy... finally.

Keep praying for a miracle!!!


Lindsay said...

Thank you for making me aware of this - stuff like that gets me every time. I can't even imagine. I'll be praying for sure.