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!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Just because...

Just because my last post had pictures from TWO WHOLE WEEKS AGO...

...I thought some more recent pictures were in order!

Ava Grace LOVES to snuggle in our bed in the morning after her breakfast!  As you can see, she doesn't last long after that morning bottle.  Just long enough for a diaper change and some snuggles and it's back off to sleep for a morning nap after she shares a few smiles.

Speaking of smiles.... 

 ...they are coming a lot easier these days! She's one happy girl (when her acid reflux leaves her alone)! 
 And yesterday she giggled in her sleep!  I hope that means she'll be giggling at us soon.  She started smiling in her sleep first, so maybe the same is true for her laugh!
I just know that's one sweet smile... and it's all that it takes to brighten my day!


Sarah said...

Oh my goodness she's growing so fast! When she giggles I need to hear it. Do you have a video camera?