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, November 23, 2010

Breakfast with my Family...

My sister and brother-in-law came to town a few weeks ago!  They are usually in the western half of our country trucking, so it was a treat to get to see them!!!  I snapped a few photos I wanted to share!
My brother, Ken and sister, Sarah (above)
Sarah and her husband Malcolm (above)
...and Mom and Dad with Kenslee, the latest addition to our family!  Isn't she a little butter ball?!?  Too. Cute.

And now I declare myself officially caught up... just in time for Thanksgiving!  :-)

Hope you all have a wonderful Turkey day.

I have so many things to be Thankful for.  I am unbelievably blessed!


Sarah said...

enjoyed it so much! I'm glad you and Chris got to come down for the visit!

Sarah said...

I see your reading "the Glass Castle." Let me know what you think of it. I'm reading "Half Broke Horses" by the same author and its apparently a prequil to Glass Castle, about the author's grandmother or great-grandmother. I'm enjoying it very much and thought I'd probably read The Glass Castle too.

Ashley said...

Looks like a fun weekend! And what a cutie! Hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving!