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!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Halloween!

This year was the happiest Halloween yet!
We had a the cutest version of Mini Mouse EVER...

We started the night by visiting a couple VIP houses...
(AKA, Chris' family)
Then we went to Fall Festival at our church.
THEN, we went to Lauren's for dinner and trick-or-treating with the gang!
My pictures are out of order, but here they are nonetheless...
Me, Lily, and Chris at Lauren's
Those are ears on my head... just trying to get in the spirit! LOL

Megan and Jack while we were trick-or-treating!
He was a super trooper!
Lauren's brother Jason, his wife Crystal, and their daughter Zoe came down as well.  Her parents came as well and took care of the trick-or-treaters at her door while we were out roaming the neighborhood!
This is Lily and Chris at the Fall Festival at Church... aren't they sweet!?!
And the cupcake! LOL... the WHOLE reason she wanted to go to Fall Festival!
Zoe and Lily were big buddies all night!  Girl's have to stick together, ya know?!  Plus, Lily really enjoyed being the oldest and having someone to "take care of."  She's such a sweetie!
Dr. Love (Vance) and Lily!


Sarah said...

sweet kids, great costumes, lots of fun!