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, February 8, 2011

Birthday Boys...

In other birthday news....
Dawson and Vance both celebrated birthdays recently!

 Vance is a February baby like me!  He had his birthday at Bounce U!  How fun!  I had never been to Bounce U and I was impressed (VERY impressed) with how organized and well timed everything was!
 Vance with his birthday crown on... turning FOUR!  After TONS of bouncing and laughing and running and playing, we had cake and sprite and opened gifts!
 I had to throw in a picture of Chris and I joining in the birthday fun!
 Check out all the wild party atendees!  What a fun group - and everyone had SO MUCH FUN!
 Even Jack had a big time with the big kids!

The other birthday boy is Dawson!
Dawson was a January Baby, but I'm just now getting around to sharing his fun birthday with you!

 Dawson's turned THREE on his birthday!  He had a Plains, Trains, and Automobile theme and his birthday was at the discovery center!
 You guys all know I have a think for little feet and little shoes!

 Zoe (Dawson's cousin), David, and Dawson!  I love this picture!

And of course a family shot...

...and lots and lots of playing

Both boys had SUPER FUN birthday and played themselves out by the end of the day!  I was blessed to be there to celebrate with them and take a few pictures to document the day!


Valerie said...

Loved your hair!

The photos were also excellent.