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!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The week in pictures...

Since my last post on Tuesday I have been up to lots of fun things like...

Playing with my boy Vance so his Mommy and Daddy could celebrate their anniversary out to dinner! We read, played with puzzles, watched back yardigans, and (as you can see) had fun running and crawling and climbing and hiding all of the place!

I also spent some QT with D-word!! He's now crawling, pulling up, walking around furniture, and saying a word or two now and then (SO CUTE)! Seriously, I could just eat him with a spoon!!!!

I spent some time with my girlz! As you can see by this picture, we sorted through TONS and TONS of maternity clothes for Moo!! We also had Chinese takeout which Moo has been craving (YUM) and watched grays anatomy! The best part of the night though, as always, was talking and laughing with La and Moo! I love you ladies... you're both so good for my soul!!!!!!

Friday night was Bunko night AND poker night, so I had to pull double duty! I had the absolute best time at Bunko (Kathy and Jenn hosted at Kathy's house and it was great)! I had such a good time that I even one with the most Bunkos! First time ever for me to get more than one Bunko... I got two!!!

After eating dinner at Kathy's and playing bunko and visiting there, I headed over to Rob's for Poker night! I only stayed for two Texas hold 'em tournaments, but it was still 1:30 AM before I got done with that... way past my bed time, but worth it! I had a great time catching up with everyone there! I didn't win anything this time, but I did hang around in both games pretty close to the end!
Now, it's Saturday and I have absolutely no plans! It's wonderful! Sometimes you just need a day to do whatever! So, I slept in and my only plans so far are a little bit of Christmas decoration and some grocery shopping!
I hope each you you have a fabulous weekend! Next weekend is Thanksgiving and I CAN'T WAIT!


Sarah said...

Sounds fun. I didn't know Megan was pregnant again! Congrats to her! I'm sure you can't wait to be an adopted aunt again.

Betsy said...

Wow...poker and Bunko right in a row??? You go girl! That sounds like a fun night. Hope you are having a good weekend. And, by the way, I forgot to put Christmas Vacation on my list!! I can't believe I left that one off since it is totally one of my favorites!!

Leigh Ann said...

I'm jealous of your time with Vance and Dawson and even more jealous of your girls get together with La and Moo! Looks like you had a fantastic time as always!

ariel said...

wow girl.. so busy! sounds like it was a fun week though!

Lindsay said...

You just have way too much fun -

Megan L Hutchings said...

Thank you so much for keeping Vance last Wednesday ;). I hope that you two had the best time.

As far as galz night...insert "quote" here...LOL!

I am so glad you got to go to Bunko and Poker. I can only imagine the amounts of laughter at both places!!!

Lauren said...

I look like I'm about 4 times bigger than Moo in that picture. It looks like I was superimposed from a poster or something.:)

LOVE the straight hair!

As always, I had a blast eatin' Chinese food and laughing both my ***** off. :)