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!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Week...

I am officially 29!
I celebrated my birthday week (and day 2/4) this past week!  Those of you who know me well, know that I celebrate all week long!  I LOVE birthdays and making them special - even for myself.  Some might think this is selfish, but I just think it's fun!  Chris honored my "birthday week" tradition by hanging up this banner to surprise me on Monday!  It came with a card and an "all inclusive" meal out to anywhere I wanted!  The banner stayed up all week, but the partying got put on hold while he struggled through (what I believe to be) the flu.

    I wanted to post something profound or wise... of maybe fun or funny... but right now the words escape me.  I am another year older, but it doesn't feel different.  I am very aware that I only have ONE year left in my 20s and I'm not sure how that happened?  I remember wanted to be in my 20s SO BAD because then people wouldn't look at me as a "kid" anymore, lol.  Anyway, words escape me right now.  I can, however, lead you to some words on me and my birthday over at my Mom's blog!  She did a birthday post on me and I am still misty eyed and smiling!  CLICK HERE to see her post and some of my baby pictures!  :-)


Allyson said...

Loved reading your Mom's blogpost about you! So fun and sweet!

And, fun fact, Gavin was also born in February and also weight 7 lb 11 oz! :)

Ashley said...

So sweet!! Happy Birthday!! : )

Sarah said...

Glad you had a Happy Birthday! Mom's post made me tear up too. I'm so glad Chris recovered, and in time to take you out on your day. And I'm SO sorry that you have now caught whatever ick he had! Hope you recover quickly.