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!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Football, Fall, and Fun

Well, I am averaging a post a week, but that's better than nothing right?

Since I last posted I have been busy as usual with school, cheer, and life in general. The life part included two fantasy football drafts! They were both fun. The first was at Chris' house for my co-ed league to draft. I am the commissioner and we have 12 teams again this year! I got first pick in the first round of our draft! I took Adrian Peterson, of course! Good thing too, because without his 43 points he scored me (that's right, 43!!!!!) this week I would have gotten smoked! My second draft was the following day at Buffalo Wild Wings and it was a blast too! I ended up with a team I am happy with and after week one of the regular season, I am up in both leagues! :-)

This week also brought Fall Festival at Lily's school! It was a lot of fun and although she was a little too young/small for some of the activities she still had a blast! It was moved inside because of all the rain! And OH MY GOODNESS the rain! It has rained, and rained, and rained and they are calling for rain on into next week! The only good thing about it is the hope of a "rain day" lol! I can always use a free day off work! :-)

Overall the last week has been full of fun! We went to C-town and celebrated my dad and brother's birthdays! I have spent some time relaxing at home (and boy have a needed it)! And spent some time with friends!

That's all the update I have in me tonight! No I am off to veg on the couch... or read my book... we'll see! Goodnight!


Megan L Hutchings said...

You are a girl on the go!

I can't wait to hear all about Lily's Fall Festival. I look forward to those days :)!