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, June 29, 2009

My D-Word...

Thursday of last week Lauren asked if I could keep Dawson for a couple of hours. My reply: OF COURSE!?!?!!! :-)

It just so happened that Megan and Web showed up to pick up a key at the same time that La showed up to drop off D-word so I, of course, got a summer pic of me and my favorite two ladies!

While we stood around to visit Dawson got in a quick visit with baby Jack... who was totally oblivious and sound asleep, but D-Word didn't seem to mind!

After everyone cleared out, Me and D-word got down to the important stuff...

...like playing outside of course! He was so much fun! We ran around the back yard, explored, and even played a little bocce ball...

I love this picture of him exploring... he looks like such a big boy!!!

We had a grand time! We played inside, played outside, played inside some more, and even found time to bake cookies and cook dinner! :-) He was SO very well behaved... I was so proud!
La, thank you for allowing me some one-on-one time with one of my favorite nephews! He is one special little guy and he can come to Aunt Meag's any time he wants!!! :-)


Megan L Hutchings said...

Of course he had a great time with you!!!!!!!!!!!

Betsy said...

I bet ya'll had the best time together. He is a cutie pie!!

Lauren said...


Thank you again for keeping him. I have no doubt he had a great time...hair gel and all. :)