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!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A day at the pool...

Mom was so kind to mail me my computer cord so I could catch up on my blogs. I have been quite busy, but finally found a moment, so I am going to go back to update you on the trip to Chattanooga and work my way forward until I catch up with all that's been going on!!! :-)

As you know, last Sunday I headed to Chattanooga to house sit and Chris and Lily came down to keep me company! Sunday night was pretty low key... we just watched tv, ordered a pizza, and took care of all the things on mom's list!

Monday was the big day planned because Lauren, Dawson, Meagan, Web, Vance, and Jack all came down and Bentlee came over to join us for a day at the pool! We met a Couch's for lunch (of course) and then headed back to Mom and Dad's! It was a whole day outside with friends having fun in the sun!

Lauren, who always remembers a sweet, creative, personal touch, made these bug catching jars for Bentlee, Lily, and Vance! They had M&Ms, Gum, and a bouncy ball in them along with their names on them all decorated super cute! Thanks La, you're the best! The Jars were a BIG hit!

These two were in their own world of girly-girl bliss! I can't count the number of times they did this off the side of the pool! ONE, TWO, THREE, JuMp!!!!!

Baby Jack even caught some ray's by the pool! :-) Here are Megan and Jack enjoying the sun (and the show)!

Here are La and D-word enjoying the pool! Dawson is so funny... in his mind he is a big boy and will have NOTHING to do with swimmies or a float! :-) He had a big time splashing, squirting, and running around barefoot playing and wearing his Mama out!

THIS is what happens when you mess with Daddy! This picture of "Super Lily" was the result of Daddy getting squirted with water! LOL

As the day drew to a close, we all relaxed on the porch with the slight breeze of the fan and the giggles of the girls! Here is D-work chillaxin on the porch... one of the few moments he actually sat still for a split-second, other than his afternoon nap! :-)
Thanks to all of my wonderful friends! I appreciate you driving down to spend the day with me at my childhood home! It's a special place to me and I am always happy to share it with those that I love!


Sarah said...

Sounds like fun. That's neat that they all got to come down. I love the picture of "Super Lily."

Megan L Hutchings said...

I would drive a thousand miles to spend a day with you guys :)!

Allyson said...

Couch's BBQ!!! Oh, girl, my mouth is watering. :)

Lauren said...

OH MY GOSH...I love these pictures!!! Your camera/photog skills are awesome. I'm glad the jars were a hit. :)