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, September 1, 2008

What a weekend...

I have had the most wonderful weekend (as most extra long weekends are!).

Friday after work I met some friends at the local Mexican restaurant for some fun conversation and unwinding, as is our Friday tradition! Then a storm blew in and I headed home and snuggled down for an early bed time and some much needed rest!

Saturday I woke up early (for a Saturday) on my own, got ready, packed, and headed to Chattanooga for a long overdue visit with my mom and dad! We had a great time! Mom and I went to Couch's for lunch (of course), then went shopping, then home, the back to Couch's for dinner! (Hey, it's good food, that's where daddy was, and... it's free! :-) Saturday night we stayed up and watched the Alabama Clemson game - what a surprise that was!

Sunday we had a relaxing morning and then headed to our favorite Sunday lunch spot Anchor's Deli to meet Ken, Sarah, and Bentlee. Somehow I managed to not take any pictures, but Sarah did text me a picture of Bentlee in her (pre) school uniform - how adorable is she??
Sarah said she has navy shorts she can wear as well, but insists on wearing her jumper every day - she is really into dresses right now! And, if I may say so, I think she is the cutest thing on the planet!!!
Sunday afternoon I had to head back to the 'boro for my all-female-league fantasy football draft! I really think I got a pretty good team with this one and I am looking forward to how things shape up!
Starting lineup: Derek Anderson, L.T., Marion Barber, Marques Colston, Marvin Harrison, Jason Wittin, Adam Vinatieri, and the Vikings Defense.
Backups: Vince Young, Julious Jones, Deangelo Williams, Santana Moss, Bernard Berrian, Greg Olsen, Neil Racker, and the Redskins.
I can't wait until the season opener Thursday!!!!!


Leigh Ann said...

Sounds like another great weekend, Meag! I think I need to go to Couch's. It must be goooood! I agree. Bentlee IS super cute and I love her little uniform.

Two more weeks. I can't wait! :)

ariel said...

Sounds like you had a fun eventful weekend! Sorry you spent your Saturday night like me watching that awful football game (even worse I was there! YUCK). Your niece is too cute.. she looks so much like both Sarah and Ken! I miss Couch's! One day we are going to be in Chatt on the same weekend and I am requesting now that we go there!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I absolutely cannot wait to try some Couch's BBQ...yummo!!! I am so glad you had a GREAT weekend with your family ;). Bentless is A Dorable!

Lauren said...

Bentlee is THE CUTEST GIRL EVER! Do you think she'd go for a younger man?

I'm glad you had fun in 'Nooga!

Steak in a sack with provolone, please!

Rosie said...

Fantasy football??? Seriously? I like football and all, but come on =)...you are nutso! Sounds like you have a blast with all your girly girls!

Let's meet up sometime soon!

Lindsay said...

Wow - what I wouldn't do for one of THOSE weekends of no deadlines, no having to be stuck at home because it's naptime, and getting able to SLEEP in!! LOL. Enjoy it girl. For real. Oh yeah, and free food stops too as soon as there are four of you to feed. :)

Betsy said...

Little Bentlee is TOO CUTE!!! Awww....how sweet she is in that little uniform!!

Your weekend sounds so great...a good mix of friends and relaxation. Just the way I like 'em!!

Lindsay said...

Oh - giving is plasma is great! Okay, so I really can't say that YET, but I did donate when i was in college and I'm still determined to!! You can do it 2 times a week & you get paid to do it! So pretty much it's a win-win situation. Oh - and what they do is take your blood out and then it goes into a machine that filters out the plasma, and then when that is done, it pumps your blood back into you :-) Doesn't sound pleasant, but it's not bad at all. If my hubby can do it - ANYONE can!You should see if you have any BioLife Plasma buildings in your area.

Lindsay said...

Oh, and I keep forgetting to ask - where is Rachel W?? I've been missing her blog! I just wanted to see if she was doing okay.