Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Closure went well...

Dr. Mill just came to Jordan & I to report the chest closure went as well as expected! They're cleaning up our sweet boy now & then we'll be able to see him again. He was awake this morning before surgery, so we had a great time watching his eyes explore the room. So praise be to our God for the continued good reports thus far! He truly as been gracious to us & each day, we find ourselves thanking Him over & again for the amazing blessing of this little boy. What a gift to have another day with this precious child of His!

The next 24 hours are most critical as his heart adjusts to the change in pressure from having his ribcage closed around it once again. The plan from there is to continue administering diuretics to reduce remaining edema & then work on getting him off the ventilator, at which point the diaphragm issue takes center stage of attention.

So let's praise our great God for His love & faithfulness to Isaac! Praise Him for all He has done, for the success of this surgery & his steady recovery thus far. Please pray against infection, that his body would adapt to these new changes well, & for healing of his diaphragm so he can breathe on his own. Thank you again for your many prayers! It truly is awe inspiring to see the Body of Christ coming together to support this precious child & go to battle on his behalf. Thank you! Jordan & I are forever humbled & grateful for you all.


Anonymous said...

Patience & Jordan,
We are grateful for this good news. Your faith has been inspiring. We pray that our love and prayers will enfold you and encourage you. We have many praying for little Isaac daily. We are also praying for the doctors and nurses caring for him. God Bless you both.
Aunt Maureen

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for healing this young boy. All praise, honor and glory to the Lord most high.

Thanks for the update. We are praying for you guys continually.

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray that all progresses smoothly these next few weeks and that Isaac will be home before you know it. We can't wait to meet this little miracle one day at church! Your story of faith and healing is an inspiration to all of us. Thank the Lord for your strength through this bump in the road. One day I know you will look back and have a wonderful testimony to share with other families who encounter the same thing. Thank you for sharing and continue to keep us posted so we can continue to lift you guys up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

God is Good...All the Time

All the Time...God is Good!


Anonymous said...

Another PRAISE to God the ultimate HEALER!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for healing your sweet boy and may He continue to give you peace as the days progress.

Continuing to pray for all of you!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome witness your family, especially Isaac is for the healing power of Christ and prayer!We will continue to pray for continued good progress, and positive outcomes. We love ya!


Anonymous said...

Patience & Jordan,
I just wanted you to know the Ladies in my Tues. Bible Study in Fayetteville are praying for you and Baby Issac. We too pray for the wisdom of both the doctors and nurses caring for this precious little boy.
God Bless you.
Karla Rapalje
Sarah Coates' Mom

Anonymous said...

What a Great Day! Our God Is A Awesome God!

Patty Honeycutt said...

Dear Jordan and Patience,
Isaac is as beautiful as both of you. The tubes and lines in him in no way impair his beauty. You are blessed with this very unique child, but he is blessed many times over to have such faithful parents. God knew with whom to place this little boy. And as always His judgement is perfect! We continue to not only pray, but also to praise for what God has and will do in your lives.
The Honeycutts

Anonymous said...

Another hurdle surpassed by God almighty! We are so grateful that His faithfulness shines thru you in what has become an awesome testimony!

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Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord all of Isaac's surgeries are going so well. I love you guys and am praying for you.

Love Fernanda & Patrick Veloso

Anonymous said...

Patience & Jorden,
He is beautiful! We are praying for you guys everyday, and are happy that he is such a fighter! You guys are an ispiration!
Kelly, Jan, &
Connor Jeffries

david and erika said...

Isaac is on the road to healing! Praise His holy name!

Isaac is so blessed to have you two as parents!

We miss you at "home" (C3)! We can not wait to have you both back and your C3 family is waiting for the day we can meet Isaac! :)

Anonymous said...

We are inspired and encouraged by your faith as you walk through this time. Our family and friends are praying for your sweet little boy...he is beautiful. God is so good!

The Dorsey's

Anonymous said...

Patience & Jordan,
We have been following Isaac's progress since his birth. We have prayed daily and rejoice in God's amazing grace! Our small group Bible study and our Sunday School class are praying as well. May the Lord continue to bring complete healing upon your precious son.
IN Christ,
Jack & Brenda M

Anonymous said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,

We are so glad that the surgery went well today. God is so amazing! Beth and I will continue to keep you all in our prayers that you will be constantly encouraged by His grace.

Love to you,
Frank and Beth Brannon (Meredith's parents)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that Isaac is doing well. Your whole family is in my prayers. Strength for you and Jordan and healing for Isaac.


Sallie Knott said...

The three of you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers! We have an awesome and powerful God, and all things are possible through Him! We are looking forward to the day that we see Isaac running around C3.

Anonymous said...

Patience & Jorden,
What an adorable little miracle child Issac is. It sounds like you are in good hand with the doctors and medical staff, we are sorry that we don't live closer to you. But we want you to know that there are thousands of people from Heart of Gold all over the world praying for you. We love you much, and if there is anything we can do let us know. You and Jordan are great parents.
Aunt Sheila

Anonymous said...

You will never know how many lives that your baby has touched in just a short period of time. For me it brings tears to my eyes. Tears of saddness and tears joy for the faith that not only you have but that you share. And to know that through this God will bless you. Thank you. Your family will always be in my prayers.

Rhonda said...

Praise the Lord that all is going well so far. Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful photos! We will continue to have you in our prayers.
Rhonda & Doug Pearce

Crystal Nichols said...

Thanks for the update and pictures. We will keep praying. . . thanks for giving us specifics on what to pray for; that is so helpful. Praise the Lord for His healing. His love endures forever.

-dell said...

Dear Patience,

WARNING: Bring armor when you come back to C3 with your precious baby boy Isaac!!! It was unbelievably WONDERFUL to see Jordan last night, and we all wanted to love on him...but I'm telling you what, when you bring that precious baby back to the arms & heart of this family here will be a 'stampede of joy' just to get close to you and Isaac!!!

Thank you over and over again for sharing your precious baby, your story, and your amazing love for God with all of us.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear things are going so well. I keep checking back for updates and he continues to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl, fellow heart mommy to Brandon

Lynn & Ronnie said...

Patience & Jordan,
What wonderful news! We will be continuing to pray for you and OUR sweet baby Isaac. As I told Jordan last night, Isaac is a gift of faith and a testimony of God's love for each of us. We can hardly wait to see him! What a beautiful baby and thanks for allowing us to be a part of his life. He has a big family waiting for him at C3.
Lynn & Ronnie

Anonymous said...

That is great news! We know you are just so anxious to hold your little boy and to be able to take him home! We pray that his progress will continue to be good and that you will be able to bring him home soon.

With love,
Bryant & Hilary

Anonymous said...

It was great to see Jordan last night.............. what a great testimony and show of faith from the two of you - Jordan's song last night was a blessing as well. You all three continue to be in our prayers all the time..... we too will be glad to have the three of you back at C3 all the time.
Sharon & Jimmy Jackson