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, July 22, 2009

House Sittin' in C-Town...

(Chris and I on our house sitting adventure "vacation" in Chattanooga!)

I house-sat for my parents the early part of this week (Sun-today). It wasn't so much the house that needed to be "sat" but the two dogs, chickens, various plants, and the sod dad just laid! :-) So I headed to Chattanooga and brought some friends with me for a mini-vacation that was (for the most part) free! You can't beat that!
(My favorite little bootys! lol. Lily and Bentlee doing hair at Coolidge park... is this not how you do your hair in the morning?)

I was very excited to come home and blog all about it, but have just realized my computer battery is about out and my cord??? In Chattanooga! :-) I just called Mom to have her mail it to me, but I am sorely disappointed as I had planned to catch up on all the blogs and post all about my week. Instead you will have to settle for these three sneak peak preview pictures and anxiously await all the fun stories of the week!!!

(Double Trouble: Is this not how YOU use sidewalk chalk???)


Betsy said...

They are so cute! Can't wait till you get your cord! :)

Valerie said...

I can't wait to enjoy the rest of the story! I love reading your blog even after you've already told me the stories.

Sarah said...

Of course! I do my hair like that every morning, and what else are you supposed to do with blue sidewalk chalk? Are you implying that Bentlee, Lily, and I are odd? I thought everyone did it this way!

Valerie said...

Revisiting this blog: if I don't already have this picture of you and Chris, please get me one. It's an excellent picture of you both. Love you!

Lauren said...

That first picture of you and Chris gives me butterflies!!! So excited!!

We had a great time with y'all...thanks for inviting us. Glad the sidewalk chalk was put to good use. :)

Megan L Hutchings said...

Ditto on what La said...I LOVE the picture of you and Tipher. It makes me so happy that there are many more to come.

Thank you for inviting us and letting Vance take over the mini kitchen.

Amanda Ledford said...

When are you girls going to start letting me know when you are in Chattanooga???!!!!! I would have loved to have seen you all!

Glad you had a great time! Bentlee is too cute! I love the one "doing" their hair! Precious!!!!!!