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 30, 2010

Tybee Trip - Day 1 - AJ's

AJ's is maybe my most favorite place on Tybee to eat! Not that there are a lot of options anyway, but this place rocks! ALL the placed on Tybee are locally owned places - no chains - except for the one and only rather small Arby's at the end of the island (which I always thought was strange anyway, lol).

We went to AJ's our first official night on Tybee with Patrick, Amanda, Beckett, and their friend Ty. Dinner was great as always! I had a shrimp po-boy and my non-beach babe had a hamburger! lol. For Lily? Noodles... plain! Her favorite - she had this once a day while we were out of town! She's all about noodles, soup, and chicken!

Here are Patrick, Amanda, and Beckett. Amanda spent most of her days finishing up at her PA school in Savannah! In just a couple short months she will graduate and become a Physicians Assistant (which I think is so cool)!

We had a great time at AJ's and took some fun pictures! I love that it overlooks the water and you often see dolphins there!

This was our view as the meal came to a close....

...it doesn't get much better than this!


Megan L Hutchings said...

I can't wait to try AJ's when we go in October ;). That view is just breathtaking and it makes my heart smile.