Thursday, March 22, 2007

Back from the OR

Isaac's Broviac procedure was flawless. Dr. Valley, the anesthesiologist from his heart surgery, was present for this procedure as well. He reported that everything happened as planned & they were able to successfully establish a line in his right femoral artery. The external access point is halfway down his right thigh, allowing him to move comfotably & without risk of contamination from dirty diapers. Once all IV lines have been transfered to the Broviac port, Isaac's subclavian line will be removed.

Over the past few weeks, Isaac's lactate levels have experienced repeated waves of flux. Due to this consistent trend, our doctors opted to have a muscle biopsy done today while in the OR. They're looking for the presence of a range of rare mitochondrial disorders. Each cell in our bodies have mitochondria, which utilize oxygen to translate food into energy for the body. The continued lactate surges may be an indication that this part of Isaac's cells just aren't processing correctly. Doctors suspect that he does not have these disorders, but want to be certain to ensure proper treatment. Results will come back in a few weeks.

So that's the latest on our sweet boy. Even in the midst of all this, his personality is really beginning to show through as the sedation meds are weaned. He's quite a feisty little guy! An each time he opens his eyes to take in this huge new world, our hearts simply melt with adoration for our precious son. What a gift!


Lynn & Ronnie said...

Praise God!
There are tears of joy in this house for all the good news. Isaac is quite a fighter. I can only imagine how wonderful seeing his little eyes open and look at his wonderful Mom & Dad must feel to you both. No parent wants to see their child hurting. Know that one day this will be a memory and a beautiful Testimony of God's love and your faithfulness. We continue praying each day and know that are hearts are with you.
Lynn & Ronnie

david and erika said...

Our God is a Mighty God.
Our God is an Awesome God.

Thank you, Jesus, We praise and glorify your name!

Anonymous said...

Your little boy has had to endure more than most of us have had to in our life time so far. God has a hand on him and I can only imagine what He has in store for Isaac. We worship a God that is all-knowing and all-loving. Thank goodness you two can draw on all that He has to give you. This makes me think of one of my favorite worship songs Your Grace is Enough. As a follower of Christ you don't know the power of those words until you call on them to get through moments, hours, days, weeks, sometimes years of a situation you find yourself in. I praise God when these situations come along because it reminds me that 'His grace is enough, reaching down for me, For I'm covered in His love, His grace is enough'.

We continue to pray for you all and watch the website to see the hand that God continues to lay on all three of you during Isaac's recovery.

We love you,
Jill, Samantha, & Trevor

Anonymous said...

yeah, God is cool like that. He has his hands over that sweet little baby boy for sure!!!

what a cutie!!

Lots of love from the boyle familyyy

Anonymous said...

Jane, The 3 Figs and I love you guys so much! Psalm 139:9-10 "If i take wings of the morning, and dwell in the most uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me." Isaac is hidden with CHRIST in GOD. He is held in the palm of GODS hand and nothing or no one can take him away from him.Isaiah 41:10"Fear not for I am with thee..." The I AM is with you guys and he will renew and multiply your strength.

Julie said...

Patience and Jordan,

Just wanted to let you know how much this website has been ministering to me and my husband. Even though we don't know you, we have been encouraged and uplifted through your faith and reliance on God and on the prayers of everyone you know (and even those you don't know!) I wrote you about a week ago when I first found out and I've been praying daily for little Isaac and you two as well. It's hard to believe little Isaac is a month old now! If you get the time, I'd love to talk/email with you to get more details about what to expect in the weeks and months to come.

Julie Miles