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!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Handsome!

Well, since the computer debacle, I am behind on updates! So you totally missed out on Chris' birthday fun! :-) Chris turned 35 on Friday, February 26 and we, of course, had to celebrate in style! I planned a semi-surprise birthday for him at our usual Friday hang-out!

I say semi-surprise for a few reasons. 1. It's hard to plan a "surprise" birthday on an actual birthday because everyone wants to know what the plan is on their own birthday. 2. We went to the "usual" place we always go, so he knew where we were going and that he'd be the honored party. What he DIDN'T know, was that I had planned a few weeks in advance and gathered way more than the usual Friday crew for this occasion and schemed with Megan to go early to brighten the place up with some balloons and festive touches!

Chris' parents picked up Lily from school and they came by early to say hello and let Lily give her daddy a birthday hug and kiss and gift! :-)

Many, many of our friends from work came to toast the birthday boy and unwind after a day of middle school madness.

...and although they escaped the Camera Lauren, David, and Dawson were there along with Megan, Web, Jack, and Vance of course! It was funny, I think Vance and Dawson must have thought it was a private celebration just for them! The two of them had a BLAST playing together!!

We celebrated there until we were all full and happy and unwound from the day and then headed over to a new place in town for some bowling! Overall the afternoon/evening was a smashing success!


Sarah said...

looks like loads of fun! Your gang always knows how to celebrate in style!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Those balloons were so hilarious! My hair has never had so much static!!!

Lauren said...

They say it's not a party til something gets broken...guess Vance and Dawson took care of that one! We had a blast!