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, September 10, 2012

What we have been up to, Part II

We have been busy doing lots of fun things!!!

Like going to the Wilson County Fair...

...it's one of the biggest and best (in the top 30) in the country! 

So we had to ride rides and go through funny houses and see the demolition derby!
We also ate fair food, saw lots of crazy sights, and had FUN!
Ava Grace discovered the joy of pulling out wipes (and Kleenex)

We learned how to make ribs when we visited Cant Jessica {Lily calls Jessica her Cant because although she is technically Lily's cousin, She and Chris grew up more like sister and brother than uncle and niece... so Lily and Jessica call either other Cant (cousin + aunt) and Nousin (neice + cousin), lol}

Jessica's husband, John, spent some QT with Ava Grace, polishing up on child care skills!  He will soon have a little one of his own!

{Jessica and Lily}
{Jessica and Ava Grace}

We had a grand time in East Tennessee - thanks Jess and John!


Sarah said...

that is too cute! Nousin and Cant! I love it! Fairs are lots of fun. Hope we can go with you to next years big fair! I'd love to see it!