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, November 7, 2010

Discovery Museum

One of our all-time favorite places to go is the Discovery Museum in Chattanooga!  I know I have blogged about it before, but seriously, if you live anywhere within a days drive and have kids... it's a must!  So earlier this fall, we loaded up and headed down to meet the Hutchings and the Fletcher's with all the kiddos to have a fun day playing and learning in Chattanooga!

We started by excavating and pretending to be archaeologists!  One of the things I love the most about Chris is what a wonderful Daddy he is!  He just loves to play with his baby girl!  He is never above a dress up, tea-party, or good game of school!  :-)
I love this explorer! ;-)
We just happened to be there in time for Lily and Vance to take a cooking class together!  It was so great, because they both LOVE LOVE LOVE to cook!  They made brushetta!

From left to right:  Web, Vance, Dawson, Lily, Chris!
I love this photo!  These are two of the three dedicated dads on our day trip!
We had a wonderful time with the kids and with each other!  We can't wait to do it again!


MELDUST said...

how fun! dusty was there Saturday for their train day. he did a 30 minute set of train music! Emma loves the museum too!!Hope you're doing well!!