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 13, 2013

Phone Photo Dump...

I finally downloaded the pictures off of my cell phone again!  Here are a few I just had to share...

Ava Grace used her purple leggings as a scarf after watching me put my scarf on! 

Ava Grace likes to "help" with EVERYTHING!

Ava Grace with her cousin Silas and uncle John.  Check out her "pony tail!"

Lily and Ava Grace snuggling on the couch!  They sure do love each other!

My sweet little girl scout selling cookies outside of Food Lion.

Ava Grace watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  She thinks her wagon makes a pretty cool seat.

Ava Grace helping herself to her sippy cup of milk.

Lily reading to Ava Grace while we wait for our Pizza!  I am so blessed to have such sweet girls in my life!!

There's just somethin' about that baby in a diaper!

Ava Grace and her cousin Bentlee

Lily is DETERMINED to turn her Daddy into a UT fan.  She gathered all her Vols gear together and made him pose with it!  :-)  I think she's winning him over!

And to close, an enthusiastic goodbye wave!


Sarah said...

too cute! All of them! I want to come home and spend some time with all the girls again! I miss y'all! (and Chris too of course)