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, October 27, 2008

Weekend Recap...

What a busy, but wonderful, weekend I had!

Friday was Bunko night! I was SO tired Friday after such a long week! I managed to make it through Bunko and had a great time, but I didn't take any pictures. Ashley hosted in her relatively new home - it was BEAUTIFUL! Although I didn't win anything, I had a great time!

Saturday was the big Championship game! I had to be at the game with the cheer leaders as week took on Seigel Middle. The game was exciting with some pretty interesting calls, but we managed to win and were SO proud of our undefeated Tigers!!!!

Saturday night I headed to my OTHER Bunko group! Beth hosted a Halloween theme Bunko night and we had SO MUCH FUN! She made Taco soup and there were lots of munchies and desserts as well! I stayed late and enjoyed the good company and all the laughs!!!

Sunday was a special day! I had brunch with La, Dawson, Moo, Vance, and an "old" friend from Ooltewah... Amanda! She was up for the weekend with La and we had such a great time catching up!!!!! We went to MiMi's of course! Mmm... they serve a great brunch!

Here are La, Dawson, Me, Moo, and Vance!

Here's Vance giving Dawson a kiss! This might be major blackmail material one of these years, but for now it's sweet and we just know these two are going to be big time buddies!!!!

Here's La with Amanda and D-word!

Amanda, I'm so glad you were able to visit! It was WONDERFUL to see you and you have to come back soon for a girls weekend!!!!

Last, but not least, Sunday afternoon La, D-word, and I went to Cannonsburg for a photo-op! See the post below for a link to the pictures!!!!

Overall it was a WONDERFUL and wonderfully FULL weekend!!!!!!


Leigh Ann said...

So fun. I wish I could have been there at Mimi's!

Amanda Ledford said...

It was great to see you too! I CANNOT wait to come back soon!!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad that we drug each other to Bunko ;)! "You look familiar!" LOL!

I also had a GREAT time at brunch on Sunday ;)! Anytime with you galz is FUN!

Lauren said...

Coffee, anyone?? :)

Thanks for taking such great pictures!