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, June 19, 2011

Make a wish...

We take birthday's serious around this family! We celebrate a birthday week, not just a birthday! Chris started the tradition of having up a big birthday banner! Whoever is having a birthday week gets to pick where we eat if we choose to go out for dinner that week. And of course, they pick their dessert of choice and birthday dinner on their very special day!

This year Lily chose to have a play date instead of a "party."  She wanted to have a friend over all day to play inside and out and to join us for a dinner of steak and corn on the cob grilled to perfection!  It was a perfectly beautiful and hot summer day!  The girls played all day long uninterrupted! 

For her "cake" Lily chose mini vanilla cup cakes with chocolate ice cream and the girls decorated them!  Then after dinner we dug in and ate as many as each of us wanted!

It was a very happy birthday for a very special girl!


Ashley said...

Such a sweet birthday! Sounds like y'all are having so much fun! Hope you're feeling good!! : )

Valerie said...

This post has a super-great picture of Chris and Lily. I'm so glad she had such a special birthday. After all, you only get to turn 7 once. She's so precious.