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, June 10, 2009

A little about me...

I got this from my sister over email and figured I would post it since I am not in the mode of thinking up creative posts! :-) If you have time, copy, paste and join in the fun!

1. What is your occupation right now? teacher... and it's summer so I am LOVING life!

2. What color are your socks right now? you know I'm barefoot all summer long (of in flip flops if I have go to out!)

3. What are you listening to right now? the neighbor mowing grass and the hum of my air conditioner (thankful for that!)

4. What was the last thing that you ate? my weakness, pasta!

5. Can you drive a stick shift? nope

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone. Chris

7.Do you like the person who sent this to you? I love her! She's my sister!

8. How old are you today? 27

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? football!

10. What is your favorite drink? wine... but if you mean without alcohol, then sweet tea

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? yeah... but always just my natural color, covering my gray, lol

12. Favorite food? snacky snacks and bar food... you know chicken fingers and cheese sticks, etc. I don't indulge very often though!

> 13. What is the last movie you watched? Something on the Hallmark Channel.. can't remember the name, but it was good!

> 14. Favorite day of the year? Christmas... or my birthday! Toss up!

> 15.How do you vent anger? WOW... just like my sister... fuming in silence, or crying... and soemtimes I just type out a fuming letter and then delete it or call one of my girlfriends! lol

> 16.What was your favorite toy as a child? Again, just like Sarah, the great outdoors! We played outside non-stop when we were kids!

> 17. What is your favorite season? I love when the season's change... but if I have to pick one I'd go with spring

18. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries

(skipping a few questions that relate more to email...)

23. When was the last time you cried? When I watched that Hallmark movie! lol

> 24. What is on the floor of your closet? laundry

> 25. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Lauren

> 26. What did you do last night? Went to a county budget comittee meeting (they might cut teacher pay!) and then to Jerri's to relax on her back porch

> 27. What are you most afraid of? disappointment

> 28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? cheese please!

> 29. Favorite dog breed? Um.... not sure... I like little terrirors, like Yorkies, but they are often too yappy.

> 30. Favorite day of the week? Sunday

> 31. How many states have you lived in? One... Good ole TN and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

> 32. Diamonds or pearls? I'll take diamonds, please! :-)

> 33. What is your favorite flower? Pink Tulips


Betsy said...

Those are so fun. I loved getting to know you better. Hope you are having a good week!!!

PS--We all got a cut in pay this month! Uuggghhh! :(

Sarah said...

I didnt'know your favorite flower was Queen Ann's Lace too! I love it and miss it. I read it will grow in dry climates. I think I might see if I can get some transplanted in Montana and see if it will make it.