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!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tybee Trip - Day 1

Day 1 includes actually 2 days! We arrived on Tybee late Friday night, but of course we went straight to bed. So I am considering Day 1 to actually be Saturday! Lily woke up raring to go to the beach! So Chris and I got up and got ourselves and her ready and we headed out! We drove instead of walking and parked down by a condo that I enjoy staying at so we could have lunch at their beach side restaurant! Lily played in the sand and the surf and then we enjoyed lunch together on a deck overlooking the ocean. After lunch we went back to the beach house and rested a bit. Chris was all about basketball, of course, so we had no problem leaving him at the beach house to enjoy the games while Lily and walked back over to the beach! Patrick and Beckett even walked over with us! It was Beckett's first ever trip to the beach! :-)

This is our friend Patrick and his son Beckett! Beckett was taking it all in - his first glimpse of the ocean!

It was a really nice, sunny day, but it was still a tad too cool to be just in bathing suits with the wind blowing. You see, however, this didn't bother Lily one bit! :-) She was tentative at first, but by the time we headed back she was covered head to toe in sand and sopping wet!

She might be the most beautiful child on the planet... I'm just sayin'!

And you all know my addiction to little feet! lol. Nothing like little sandy toes! She LOVED playing in the sand and I LOVED the pure joy on her face as she danced, pranced, ran, jumped, and dug!

Before we left to go back and clean up for dinner I had a nice European woman with the most beautiful accent take a quick picture of Lily and I! After all, this was the first of hopefully many trips we'll make to the beach together! Chris has already determined that Lily and I are beach bums and he is not! lol. :-) He's not a big beach person, but his two favorite girls could live in the sand and the sun!


Sarah said...

Looks like fun, and I am thrilled to hear that Malcolm and I are no longer the only anti-beach people in the family! Not that I don't love Savannah and Tybee, I do, but its about the only beach place I love.
I was going to email and ask if you got the package I sent to you...guess I have my answer now. So there will be a surprise waiting for you and Lily when you get home.
Have fun!

Megan L Hutchings said...

My favorite picture is of Lily running through the ocean :). She certainly knows how to "soak up the sun" and enjoy life.

Maybe one day she and her girlfriends will visit Tybee!