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, February 2, 2009

Happy (early) Super Bowl Birthday to... Me!

Sunday evening as I "celebrated" the Super Bowl, I also celebrated my "birfday" with my nearests and dearests! Although my birthday doesn't actually come until Wednesday, we have made a tradition of celebrating on Super Bowl Sunday since they always fall so close together!

Here are some photos from the big day...

La and D-word... can you believe how big he is getting! He's WALKING!!!! Lauren was so precious to open her beautiful home and the best bonus room in the 'boro to me and my favorites for the celebration! She also baked a FABULOUS coconut cake - holy cow it was good! Thanks La, you are the best friend girl could ever hope for and truly the sister of my heart!

Webster and Vance! I could NOT catch him smiling, but I assure you he laughed and smiled and played all night! This was as they were leaving... you can see how thrilled he is! lol.

Jules, Chris, Me, and Skinny... how lucky am I to be surrounded by these amazing people! And, we work together! SO-MUCH-FUN!

Of course, the standard three amigos shot! :-) These girls are my favorite and they know it!
It was a WONDERFUL birthday celebration! Football, fun food, lots of laughs, and my most fabulous friends... I couldn't ask for more!!
p.s. I'll be celebrating all week... it's the only way to do a birthday!!


Lauren said...

Merry Birfday, Derv!

Betsy said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Meagan
Happy Birthday to you!!!!!

I hope you have the BEST week ever!!! You deserve it! :)

Love and hugs!

Megan L Hutchings said...

You know it was the perfect evening of good fun, food, and football! I love that I have celebrated 3 bdays with you now ;)!

Sarah said...

looks like fun!

Leigh Ann said...

Your mom knew what she was doing having you right around Super Bowl time! You and football just go together and how fun to have a combo party!

I CANNOT believe how big both of those boys are getting. Can't you put bricks on their heads or something?!?!

Glad you had a great birthday! I thought about you a lot yesterday!!!

ariel said...

glad you had a fun celebration! its so great to have 2 fun events to celebrate together!