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, June 25, 2011

Gone Fishin'

One recent afternoon a cloud appeared in the distance and quickly blew in some cooler air!  After record breaking heat and consistent upper 90s for 3 weeks with no rain, it was a welcome break!  After dinner, Chris walked outside to the patio and quickly returned to the house and declared that Lily and I needed to put our shoes on!  It was TOO nice out not to enjoy it, so we loaded up in the car and headed to the greenway!

 We brought our fishing pole and headed right to the water...

 Lily and I enjoyed the weather and she waded some while Chris fished.  She wanted to see every catch up close and personal!  With several of the fish she wanted to hold them and put them back in the water
 Chris caught quite a few fish and I gave some rock skipping lessons to Lily.
 And of course, half way through she decided she had to potty and we were no where near a bathroom!!  So, I also gave a lesson on going potty in the woods which she declared was "disgusting" and I heartily agreed!
It was a perfect evening enjoying God's beautiful world and the wonderful blessing of my family!  Hopefully we will get to do it again very soon!!!


Valerie said...

What a great way to spend an evening! How did my "city girl" learn to potty outside so that she could teach her little "city girl"?

Allyson said...

So fun!! It'll be even more fun when you're sitting on a blanket with a little one joining in on the fun, too!!! :) I remember going fishing with Ryan before Gavin got mobile--enjoy those times!