Thursday, March 29, 2007

6:30pm Update

Here's the latest on our sweet Isaac:

God has been working today in ways that the doctors can't explain. His CO2 levels have come back down to the relatively safe range (from the 120's+ to the 40's) & his pH is now in the normal range as well. His kidney levels have also begun to move in the right direction. Through the night, Isaac's heart rate fluxed between 90 & 200. He has been holding relatively steady for the past several hours in the safe range.

Isaac remains our medical enigma. Everyone continues to scratch their heads with how he has responded, both negative & positive aspects. Prayer is powerful!! Even the doctors have said, "miracles do happen" (this coming from those who didn't expect him to make it through the night). Praise God! So he is more stable than last night, but far from being out of the water yet. Things still causing the doctors to be concerned are his lactate & potassium levels have begun to escalate for unexplainable reasons and he is still retaining a lot of fluid in his tissues. They also remain uncertain as to the reasons causing last night's difficulties. Isaac continues to keep us all on our toes.

Thank you all for your passionate prayers for our family & overwhelming support. We are still taking this moment by moment, thanking God for each bit of progress & laying Isaac at His feet with each set back.


Daniel said...

Jordan and Patience,
Many of us here at the church are praying for you guys. We're praying for a miracle. Love you guys!

-Daniel Sumpter

Gina Wilbanks Witcher said...

Praise God! Praise God! Praise God! I have been checking your blog all day to see what God was going to do as His people are crying out to Him day and night for this tiny blessing. We will not stop until we see the fulfillment of His power.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that Isaac is doing better. Prayer is a powerful weapon! I will keep on praying for your family.

Love in Christ,

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! We will continue to pray for Isaac. May God sustain you both as well as your families as He continues to work.

With love & prayers,

Bryant & Hilary

Patty Honeycutt said...

We will continue to pray and pray and pray! Praise God for the good news.
With much love,

Anonymous said...

I am a friend of Corinne's at LU. I have known about and been praying for your baby boy since before he was born. All day today I was extremely burdened for Isaac and your family. You all did not leave my mind. I will continue to ask God to pour out his love and mercy on all of you. Isaac is one strong boy and I am encouraged by his life.
-Brittany Haywood

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jesus!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus for your grace. My prayer to you is that you continue to keep Isaac close to your holy hand. Thank you for everything you have done and are about to do in his life. In Jesus Name AMEN.

We love you guys.

Pam & Ryan Durham

Anonymous said...

PRAISE The LORD. Praise God in His sanctuary Praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; Praise Him for His surpassing greatness !!!!
Let everything that has breath PRAISE THE LORD. I am still on my knees as God continues to move inside Isaac's little body. Tell the doctors, God is still performing miracles. Oh how we love each of you. We are holding your arms up!

Anonymous said...

Dear God thank you for hearing our cry for baby Issac, Your are awesome and I am in awe of you. I am so in love with you God!

Anonymous said...

I have been praying throughout the day for you guys. I am glad to hear that things are being to make a turn for the positive. We will continue to pray for a full recovery as we know the strength of our God. Praise the Lord!!!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE BE TO GOD! I prayed all night and most of the day today for this precious little boy. God is not thru yet. Keep the faith and know that all prayers are with you and that we love you very much.

Carol & Jim

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
Ive heard about your baby and i know many people have been praying for your baby and i just want you to know I am too! I pray in my prayer group I pray at Fusion and every day I will keep praying until Isaac is a very healthy child. I dont really know yall but i love you and i will keep praying!

Anonymous said...


Steve Bradshaw said...

We Jump with joy! Jesus is with you! He speaks through your stength and your unbelievable faith! We love you guys. As like so many others we check for updates often. Your friend, Steve


Anonymous said...

Praise God! What a blessing He is in times of trouble. Issac has been blessed with such strength, strength that only comes from our Lord, as is the strength you both display as parents. Your faith is absolutely inspiring.
We will continue to pray every moment for Isaac, and that God grant his doctors wisdom, and you both great peace.

Janice and James Rando

Anonymous said...

God is good!! I have been praying to God today that he would use Isaac as a testimony to the many doctors, interns, nurses and many others that hear his story and will hear of how awesome our God is. There will be no other way to explain Isaac's recovery and his growth into a healthy boy and young man.

Thank you both so much for allowing us to be on this journey with you. You are reaching so many people with so many different messages all grounded in the Good News of Jesus Christ.

We will all continue to pray without ceasing.

In Christ's Love,

Anonymous said...

My name is Lisa Brown, this is my second time trying to write you...I thought my last one posted but it didn't. Anyway, I represent the Me Fine Foundation, a Johnston County Non-profit agency. We have been contacted by several community members asking for prayers for your family and your precious baby. We are able to provide some financial assistance for families whose children are treated at Duke and UNC. Please contact me if there is anything we can do. 919-278-8673


Anonymous said...

Psalms 31:24

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

Kelli and I will continue to pray for you, Jordan and Issac. Let God continue to mystify the doctors. Love you guys.

Anonymous said...

God has claimed this child and so should we. God has power that no doctor can explain and that is the glory of GOD!!!!

We claim that GOD is working his healing power on this tiny present from his love.

May God give you the strength to have the true faith of healing, In HIS name.

Ria and Jake said...

Praise the Lord!!! The power of prayer! Please keep us posted we are praying for you!

David and Erika said...

Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness [or righteous one] will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

Then you will call,
and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help,
and he will say: Here am I.

Isaiah 58:8-9

We will continue praying.

Anonymous said...

Praise God. He is all powerful and sweet Isaac has his graces. You are and will continue to be in our prayers.

The Tilsons

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus!!!! What great news. We will continue to ask God for a complete healing. Please take care of yourselves (which I'm sure is hard to think about right now).

Steven & Kristina

Barbara said...

Jordan and Patience,
Jay and I have been praying for your sweet baby since before he was born, and we will continue to pray. The teachers and children at Bell Shoals Baptist Academy are praying also. (Even though just a few of them were here when Jordan was a Kindergarten student. They know and love his nieces Becky and Sarah.) We read your blog daily and are drawn closer to the Lord as we hear your heart and go to the Lord in agreement with you. God is using your sweet boy in many, many ways. We praise God for all he is doing and all he has yet to complete.

Love, Barbara Perkins
Brandon, Florida

Anonymous said...

I knew this moment would come! Like I said in my last response, God is going to use Isaac in a mighty way and the enemy has tried his darndest to stop it.

I am absolutely elated over this. Isaac is coming home - whole and completely healthy. I am so very happy for both of you, and of course for that precious little angel.

We will continue to praise God for the victory.

Rebecca and Ken VanderWerff

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Isaac and for strength and energy for you as well. Praise God that Isaac has strengthened and our continual prayer is that God will do such a powerful miracle that no one can doubt His mighty hand is at work. We will continue praying...

The Parsons

Anonymous said...

Wow that is so awesomely amazing! Praise God! You all are still in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Jordan & Patience,
We (Corinne's stat class at LU) have been praying for Baby Isaac since before he was born, and will continue to join in prayers for God's grace and strength for all of you. Dr. Nancy Anderson

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan
You guys have been just a great inspiration to so many of us. We all wish we could have the strength that yall have shown threw this experience. Please know that our family prays for more strength for you to keep running that race. With love.
The Barbours
Courtney and Cameron

Sami said...

i find my self returning to this comment section...and i read what everyones saying and then my mind goes blank...i dont know what to guys amaze me...reading and hearing about how you guys are being so faithful through this all gives me confidence that no matter what comes my way...trusting God will get me guys are astounding people...i pray for the both of you and Baby Isaac!
<3 Sami((C3))

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience, You are in our prayers daily. God is good...
Jim and Linda Ricker

Christal said...

Praise God for the mighty works of His hands. He shall reign on heaven and earth forever and ever!

God is completely in control of this. He has proven it over and over! Still praying for a miracle here! I love you guys.

Psalms 119:81-82 I am worn out waiting for your rescue,but I have put my hope in your word.

Keep the faith guys, we still have it here!


Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD!!! May you have some peace of mind and a few moments to take a deep breath and replenish your cups....
Still in my prayers.....

Anonymous said...

"Praise God from whom all blessings flow...." how so true this is!!! Just as your son's namesake was brought to the brink of death and all seemed lost, Abraham's love for God and his faithfulness never faltered, and God rewarded that faithfulness with blessings and a legacy beyond our human understanding. Your faithfulness and love for God are so clear for all to see, and God is there for your Isaac too! We will continue to follow your leadership, Jordan and Patience, and will stay the course for God!!! I heard of Isaac's declne while sitting alone in my own hospital room, in pain, but praising God for blessing me with healing after emergency surgery of my own on Sun night. I prayed and prayed and prayed for Isaac throughout the night, as many others have and are! My progress has gone faster than anyone expected, and I was allowed to come home today, and couldn't wait to check on you guys, fearing the worst, but knowing in my heart God was not done with Isaac yet! We love you all!

Laurie, Larry, Jayme and Shannon Yaw

Vicki said...

God is the maker of miracles. There is nothing He can not do. Everything and anything is possible through Him. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Hold tight to your faith.

Anonymous said...

Although you are all still in my deepest prayers, I am so very happy that Isaac has improved. I believe that I am reading about a miracle unfolding. Thank you for the privilege of being able to share this with you and so many others. You are the first genuine witnesses for Christ that I have ever known and it has changed my life. Thank you for being such an awesome example of faithfulness. Again, I will continue to add my prayers to the thousands of others.

Lynn & Ronnie said...

We believe in miracles! Isaac is a beautiful testimony that people around the world have shared in. He has touched our lives, our hearts and our souls. God bless you Patience & Jordan for your steadfast faith and love and for sharing your precious son with us. We will continue to pray for Isaac and both of you many times each day. We pray that the next time you post, it will be more good news!
Lynn & Ronnie

kim roof said...

GOD ROCKS!!!!!! Again we are blessed. I don't know what else to say. I am with you and yours in spirit and prayer. His will be done!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for this. Vicky and I, the kids and my family in California will continue to pray for Isaac's continued improvement.

Eric S.

Anonymous said...

YEEEHAAAA! God Is Good, All The time...and All The Time, God is Good!
We Love you guys!

Joy said...

Praise God! Thank you for constantly keeping us updated! All THREE of you are on my heart and in my prayers!!

Hal & Carolyn said...

Jordan, You prayed for us when Carolyns mother passed, and were a great comfort to us. Our prayers are with you, Patience and most of all baby Isaac. We will continue praying.

Anonymous said...

Dear Issac,
If you only knew how your tiny body and your BIG HEART has touched so many lives. You are truly a miracle from GOD and your fight proves that. I'm amazed at your faith and your will. If only I could have an ounce of that, boy what I could accomplish. Your parents are the most incredible people I have ever known. Their faith is bountiful and pure. You are truly blessed to be placed in their loving arms. I pray for you and your parents everyday and I hope that you will prove all those test and Doctors wrong. You are like a beacon of light coming from a lighthouse - You can see the shore but the path is very rocky!!! Keep sailing Isaac,keep sailing. Jordan and Pateince you are ALWAYS IN OUR PRAYERS.

The Cagles: Joey, Bridgett, Haley and Austin

Anonymous said...

Praise God, and we must all keep praying!

Anonymous said...

Praise His Name!
Ps. 139:13-16
"For you created Isaac's inmost being; you knit him together in his mother's womb. I praise you because Isaac is fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that FULL WELL. Isaac's frame was not hidden from you when he was made in the secret place. When Isaac was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw his unformed body. All the days ordained for Isaac were written in your book before one of them came to be."

Praying and Praising along with you-

Anonymous said...

Praise God...How great is our God has been playing in my head all day. I stayed home from work today so I could keep up with Isaac's progress and to be with my children right now. People are praying all over the world.
God has his hands on Isaac and he is cradled in the arms of Jesus.
We are sending our love.

The Blonde Renstroms said...

You are in my prayers... that the Lord will heal Isaac and that you will rest in the knowledge of His sovereignty!

Nick said...

I don't wanna box you in
You've been doing big things since the world began
Sometimes I just don't understand
that you're big enough
But you're big enough Jesus

You turned darkness into light
keep my lamp burning
And you are my everything
There's no denying, your love is so amazing
And even though my problems seem typical
Nothing for you is ever too difficult
You never have reservations
love without limitations

And I don't wanna box you in
You've been doing big things since the world began
Sometimes I just don't wanna believe
That you're big enough
but you're big enough yeah!

God continue to wow us! We are amazed by your power! Your family continues to be in our prayers!

Love in Christ,

The Bonnett Family (Stacey, Nick and Jacoby)

Anonymous said...

Im a friend of Corrine from Liberty and I wanted you'll know that myself and the girls in my dorm have been praying for the entire family..mainly precious Isaac. God Bless.

Psalms 31:24

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord

jan said...

I am praying for dear little Isaac and his precious parents who are standing in the gap for him. Your testimony of faith is awesome! Will continue to storm the gates of heaven for all of you. Ken Withcher sent me the request. God bless!