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, June 22, 2010

Midnight Mockingbird...

Just a little tidbit tonight... I have a mockingbird and lives at my house. He sings many songs, as most mocking birds do, I suppose. Problem is, he starts singing about this time (11:45) at night. I only notice him in the summer. This is his second year of residence in my yard. Nice.

On a lighter note, today was "girls day" lunch! Me and Lily got all dressed up and joined Lauren and Megan for our girls lunch at Maple Street Grill! We love Maple Street (pictured above) with it's low lights and charming elegance! It was the perfect girls lunch date! Followed by a stroll on the square! We then met Chris and Web for a quick expedition looking for a dryer and then headed to Chris' to enjoy movies and popcorn in air conditioned comfort for the rest of the afternoon/evening - capped off with a good bottle of Chianti. Man, it's hot out there!


Betsy said...

Girl...I have a frog outside in my backyard that is soooo LOUD every night. And the craziest thing is it sounds exactly like a duck quacking! Drives.me.crazy!!

That restaurant looks so nice. Perfect for a girls lunch!!

It is blazing hot here, too. I hope it cools off soon.