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, December 3, 2009

Quick update, just because...

In reverse...

Today (Thurs): Hello Basketball season! We got to work at 7:00 this morning and home at about 10:00 tonight! :-) We won (because the coach is freakin' awesome!), but unfortunately the night brought some cheerleader drama *sigh*.... happens at least once every year. You can't have that many girls together that often and not have drama! lol.

Yesterday (Wed): Worked a L-O-N-G day at school, then headed home to make a yummy, from-scratch dinner! Chris and I enjoyed a quiet dinner at the table together and then he took me out to see Blind Side. OMG!!!! Best movie I have seen in a LONG LONG time!!!! You have to go see it... NOW!

Tuesday: Book Group! We met at the pottery place with appetizers, desserts, and wine! We painted, ate, laughed, talked..... it was so fun! I have pictures, but I am just too tired to load them - how sad is that! lol.

Monday: Basketball games (of course), and another win (of course)! lol. And then? Monday Night Football at a new chicken joint... food was just okay, but football with Chris, Gary, and Jules... wonderful!

I have so many fun things coming up! Christmas shopping with mom tomorrow (we both took personal days at work to spend some QT together)! Gatlinburg with Chris's family. More ballgames - I'll admit.... I don't like the long hours, but I love the games! And THEN... next weekend Christmas Baking with Chris' mom, a Tacky Christmas party with colleagues, and a Titan's game with my handsome man! I can't wait to post all about it!!! Stay tuned...


Sarah said...

sounds busy and wonderful! I want to go shopping! Y'all have fun and I hope you find some good finds!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I really, really really want to see the Blind Side!

So excited you get to go to Gatlinburg this year. Life is good dear Meag...life is good!