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 29, 2009

Little things...

After a few days of being more sick than I remember being in a very, very, very long time, I find myself thankful for the little things!

Thankful that fingers don't hurt when I bend them.

Thankful for a fever-free-me!

Thankful for clean, crisp sheets on my bed.

Thankful for my new magazines arriving - Food & Wine, Better Homes & Gardens, and National Geographic.

Thankful for friends who checked on me every single day to make sure I didn't need anything.

And thankful for you bloggers for giving me plenty of reading material when I was bored, bored, and bored! :-)

I'm glad to be back!


Megan L Hutchings said...

I am so glad you are feeling better :)! Webster and I have been praying for you.