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!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Menu Monday

Well!  I tried very hard, and somewhat successfully, to stick to my menu plan this past week!  The only major hiccup was a package of chicken that apparently went bad long before the due date (August 3!!).  Has anyone had this happen before?  When I opened it I smelled a very "off" smell, but my nose is SUPER-SONIC these days, so I figured it was just something that was normal that I usually just didn't notice.  I cooked it anyway.  Did some google-ing, which freaked me out.  Called my Mama.  And then decided to throw the chicken away.  After that the mere thought of chicken made my stomach turn.  It was rather sad because Chicken Casserole is Chris' all time favorite and he was all worked up for it!  He had drifted off on the couch while I cooked and Lily played, so he was a little disappointed when he woke up to spaghetti and garlic bread instead of his favorite!  :-)  He was still thankful for a hot meal on the table though.  So, other than that "schedule change" we did alright.  That accounts for Chicken casserole re-appearing on the menu this week... today!  :-)

Chicken Casserole

Beef Enchiladas
(New recipe for me, from the Pioneer Woman)

BBQ chicken on buns with oven fries
(another new recipe I am trying)

Sausage and Cheddar Quiche

Dinner out

Leaving this day open because I think Chris has a football scrimmage, but I'm not sure!

Chicken Imperial


Rob said...

What time should I come over? I'm free for any of the menu selections...

Allyson said...

fyi--you can always take the chicken back (probably before you cook it, that is :) ) to customer service at the grocery store and they'll swap out with you for a fresh pack! I've done this many a time with veggies that have gone bad before they should or milk that was leaking by the time I got home, etc.

Valerie said...

All of it sounds wonderful! Sorry about the chicken.