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, October 1, 2009

Do wisdom teeth make you smarter?

Well, I have now confirmed that one wisdom tooth (after 27 years) has decided to make an appearance! Too bad I don't get an extra dose of useful wisdom with the tooth! So, as I count down to fall break, I also count down to getting a tooth pulled for the first time in my life! Nice! :-) The good news... Thank you Dr. Compton!!!! ... I only have to get one taken out (for now) AND I don't have to go to an oral surgeon, I can have it done under local anesthesia in his office! Yay for me! I promise you, I will be a nervous wreck on Monday thanks to all the wisdom tooth horror stories I have heard over the years, but I am hoping and, more importantly, praying for the best! :-)

T minus 18 hours to fall break.

I. cant. wait.



Megan L Hutchings said...

Dr. Compton is the BEST!!! He has been my dentist for 22 years and he is always so kind.

Yay for Fall Break! This year is already flying by!!!

Allyson said...

The best story with wisdom teeth is that someone where I worked in college asked me if I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out...and I had...about 3 months before! Yeah, chubby cheeks are awesome! :)

Lindsay said...

It's a cinch. Really! You'll do great - and he's right - at least it's "only" one! ;-)

Leigh Ann said...

I had no idea you were going through all this tooth stuff. Hope you are better now! Aaaah, Fall Break. Wish we got that!