Wednesday, March 28, 2007

CRITICAL! URGENT NEED FOR PRAYER!

Our nurse called us at 6:40a this morning to tell us to get to the hospital when we could - Isaac was now in critical condition.

Here's a snapshot of what is going on:
Through the night, Isaac's carbon dioxide output from his lungs continued to decline despite interventions from the ventilator. They had paralyzed him to allow full control with the vent, but he was still retaining a lot of CO2, making his blood pH levels increasingly acidotic. The more acid your blood, the more strain on your heart. Blood pressure medicines were also restarted to aid his heart. Isaac has now been put on a jet ventilator for greater control of his breathing & to hopefully get the CO2 surplus out of his system.

His kindey levels have continued to climb in the wrong direction, indicating that his vessels are dehydrated. However, he is third spacing every bit of fluid he's given. Basically, he's full of fluid in his tissues & completely lacking in his blood stream. Because of this kidney confusion, they are not sending fluid to the bladder to be released. He's continuing to become more edemedous & is more swollen than we've ever seen. If we cannot figure out why the kidneys are failing in this way, he'll soon run the risk of becoming toxic with the retained fluid. This swelling also is creating increased difficulty to the heart.

There are also signs pointing to a fungal infection in Isaac's system along with the lung staph infection. A skin biopsy has been ordered to go along w/the muscle biopsy performed last Thursday. Doctors performed a spinal tap for infection & fluid last night. Thankfully, preliminary results are positive. Isaac's blood sugars have also been fluxing & so hydrocortizone (steroid) has been administered in hopes of regulating his pancreas' insulin output.

Isaac is something of an enigma right now. Doctors are doing everything they can to figure out what is causing these problems so as to resolve them before he begins system failure. They have been excellent & forthright with us so far. As they have said, Isaac is VERY sick. You can see their great concern on their faces.

PLEASE PRAY FOR ISAAC!!!! His state is extremely critical right now! Doctors are focusing all their attention on figuring out what is causing these problems for Isaac's kidneys, lungs, pancreas & heart right now before its too late. Isaac's state has never been more critical. Join us in lifting him up before God, asking for wisdom & a healing miracle. God still remains in control...that has not changed for one second! As Jordan & I read Isaiah 40 this morning, we were so encouraged as it reminded us that God never tires nor grows weary; His understanding is beyond what we can fathom. He knows exactly what is going on & understands exactly what we're going through in the midst of this. We need to stand firm & in the gap for Isaac. Please pray!!!!!

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Isaac and for you right now.

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,
Im at school right now and I just read your post. I am definitly praying hard right now for you guys and your cute little boy. God bless yall and all of us in wilmington are still praying for you guys.
Love,
Lauren Barbour
-Lifepoint Church

Anonymous said...

Pai, our office is praying for Isaac, you , and Jordan. Please know that we love you and are supporting you in prayer, from a distance, this morning and always. We love you!

Lindsay, Katie, and the Center for Worship.

Anonymous said...

I prayed for you and Isaac as soon as I read your last update this morning on his condition. Continue to trust God, for utlimately He is in control of everything going on. Be comforted in knowing that HE is there with you right now. Truly our help comes from the LOrd.
Valerie Samuels, Matthews, NC

Anonymous said...

I sit at work reading your blog from this morning, I just know that God will do for Issac what he deems to be necessary. I will be praying for Issac and the two of you today, please stay strong and know that God always knows what is best for all of us...If he brings you to it, he will get you through it.

david and erika said...

We are praying and asking all we know to pray as well.

He is there with you!

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for the three of you.

Anonymous said...

there are prays coming from canada for you and isaac,as i write. i have very good friend i am calling ,an she will put you on there pray chain as well.god is with you and yours.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Isaac this morning. I will pray that Isaac is comforted right now. God is in control of this and I pray that you guys remain strong. We don't understand why things are the way that they are but we do know that we can hand them over to God. Bryant and I will lift Isaac up in prayer as the day progresses. Thanks for keeping us posted.

With love & prayers,

Bryant & Hilary

Dave and Tina said...

We are holding all of you up in our prayers...
We love you all, God Bless

Anonymous said...

I am praying right now that the Lord will hold little Issac in his worthy hands. And for strength for you, his parents. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Patience & Jordan -
My heart's been heavy for you and Isaac since we got together in the worship center last night before practice. God is with you, and so are my prayers. Hold strong in your faith. I was reading in Joshua 3: 5-17. It follows around what you spoke about last night Jordan. My notes state that often God provides no solution to our problems until we trust him and move ahead with what we know we should do. God keeps his promises. We don't know what God has in store - we can only trust that His ways are the best. You are a powerful witness to the Lord. Hang strong. We are praying for Isaac, both of you, each Doctor, each Nurse and all the other healthcare professionals. Our prayers are with you.
The Martin Family - Rick, Vicki, Nate and Kim Nagle. C3 Church

Mary said...

PRAYING!!!

Anonymous said...

I have asked some of my Christian co-workers to pray. I know they will. There is so much strength when we all join together and pray. God hears us always, but we feel His presence even more when we join all these prayers together. On the April 15th page in our Daily Bread, there's a reference to Job 2:10 "Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?" It speaks of us not understanding why bad things happen to good people, but it also tells us to talk to God and argue with Him, but never blame Him. It says "God is not obligated to give us answers, but He promises us His grace." May God place His hands on Isaac today and give him the healing he needs. God, we pray this in your sweet & precious name.
Amen

Anonymous said...

"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever" Ps.73:26
Patience and Jordan,
Valerie Bauman told me about your little son, Isaac. Your blogs are a shining testimony of your faith and a glory to Jesus Christ. There are no words adequate to pray for this need, so I bring it in silence before His throne. "We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express" Rom. 8:26.
In Christ's love,
Brenda Mattson
CrossWorld

Tami Poland said...

I am reminded of Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."
Love you guys,
Tami

Bob Fox said...

Prayed for Issac with great compassion for him from the Lord. He is greatly esteemed in the Lord.

Anonymous said...

I am definately praying...

Anonymous said...

Jordan & Patience,
Just know that I love you both & Isaac so much. I will be praying for him.
Love, Kim

Anonymous said...

In the picture, I couldn't help but notice what looks to be the image of a hand cradled around little Issac's head. I believe that to be...the hand of God.

Be at rest. God's grip of Grace is always a sure and steady hold.

Anonymous said...

I pray that Isaac be healed, according to the finished work of Christ on the cross. I pray that the miracle will be known thruout the world and that you & Isaac will proclaim praise to God for the rest of your lives. I pray that Isaac's chart will say "Miracle healing" and even the Doctors will give thanks to God, and the unsaved will come to Jesus as a result of this very painful and difficult ordeal... In jesus' Name - Amen

Anonymous said...

Just though I'd paste a quote from your January 20 post, when you were revealing the name of your child:

"And when it seemed there was no other way, God stepped in to save Isaac's life in a miraculous way."

I am praying that those words are not only historic, but prophetic.

Love,
Kathy Hughes

Anonymous said...

Our continued prayers are constant and more to come.

Lindsay said...

in our prayers...the Lord is in control!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you, your precious little boy, the doctors & nurses. I have shared your request w/ family, friends & fellow Christians across the country.

God Bless,
Steven & Kristina

Anonymous said...

As a miracle baby, with 2 grown brothers and 2 sisters who also had miracles of healing in their first years, I pray for God's touch on little Isaac. Lord, restore this young son. God that he would breathe clearly and live a healthy life. Amen.

Hannah G. - CBN

The Wilcox family said...

We stand with you in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Patiece and Jordan Your beautiful little boy has managed to bring followers of Christ from all over to join together in prayer.I have visions of Angles standing on tip toes watching over him.TOGETHER IN CHRIST GREAT LOVE AND ALL KNOWING WE LIFT HIM UP IN PRAYER. Debra and Mick Wyatt

Anonymous said...

Isaac and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God is with all of you.

Katie Benitez said...

God is just! So many people are praying!! I am too!!

Anonymous said...

I'm praying and fasting today for Isaac today.

CP

Anonymous said...

I am DEEPLY touched and inspired by the strength of all three of you! God is using you as examples of PURE faith and trust in Him. Thank you for being that example for us all even as difficult as it is for you! You are in the prayers of many in Florida!!! Keep the faith. I BELIEVE that God is truly with you and will bless you in ways we could never imagine.
Be strong little guy!!!

Anonymous said...

Nahum 1:7 "The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him."

Psalm 55:22 "Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."

Anonymous said...

Praying for all 3 of you! Everyone here at work is praying for you. God is in control!

Anonymous said...

Many prayers are lifted up to you and your family. God will continue to hear the many prayers being offered for Isacc and his parents.

Anonymous said...

We will keep ya'll and the baby in our prayers.
Love to all three!!!!!!!!!!!
The Hall Family

Anonymous said...

We love you guys, and are praying for an absolute miracle.. In Jesus name.. Shawn & Julie :)

Anonymous said...

I pray that God holds you all in his arms through this difficult time, and that a healing miracle will be on its way.

Anonymous said...

Patience, Jordan and Issac,

May the Lord continue to keep you strong in this time. Your faith and perseverance amazes us. We are thinking of and praying for your family today.


Joey & Katie

Anonymous said...

We are lifting you all up in prayer.

The Tilson's

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for Isaac and you guys today. God can do ANYTHING and He loves you!

In Him,
Bruce E.

RETTAMAN said...

All of you are definitely in the prayers and thoughts of many, especially at C3. God knows what's going to occur even when life seems to be unfair. But, He is faithful and there will be something better and greater on the horizon. Keep the Faith in Him!

Sincerely,
Gregory <><

Jeremiah 29:11
Romans 8:28

Lisa Brown said...

My name is Lisa Brown and I represent the Me Fine Foundation, a Princeton, NC based non-profit agency. Two of our supporters have sent me your blog information. I do not see any way to contact you other than via the comments...we are praying for you and are here to assist as much as we can. Please contact me at your convenience (or have your social worker call me 202-0086).

Anonymous said...

Hi! I work with Lynn Leino at Mango Elementary and also went on the mission trip to WAles in '96 with she and Gary. I have a daughter with trisomy 13, Lois, a rare chromsome disorder. She was to live 3 days-6 mosnth. She'll be 6 years old in May and continually progressing. Doctors don't understand it-God does miracles. I pray that he heals Issac(what a beautiful boy!) completely. Keep the prayers lifed up and the devil out! Love, Cindy Sampson, Seffner, Fl.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you guys today. God will be with the three of you today and He will be there to comfort you in this time of need. This has been on my heart all day. It's ok to cry because GOd will comfort you.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for all of you.

The Abens

Anonymous said...

Sending loving prayers for strength, courage, and healing to you Baby Isaac and your family.
From one of Grandma's colleagues at Mango Elementary,
~ Beth Rimoldi

Tracy Bamford Clayton, NC said...

I am praying for your litte Isaac. My husband and I had a premature baby weighing 1lb and 12oz last year around this time. We spent 10 weeks in the NICU at Chapel Hill. My heart goes out to your family. I give all my praise and glory to God that Aubrey will celebrate her 1st birthday in two weeks. Miracles can happen. Prayer is a powerful thing. God bless you. I will pray that God gives you strength and that he gives the doctors and nurses the knowledge to perform what is needed to help Issac get better. Tracy Bamford
Clayton, NC

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and for Isaac today. God is defnitely with you and we praise him for Isaac and the impact he has had for God since his birth. We love you!
Elizabeth Parsons (c3)

Anonymous said...

My words are so inadequate but I want you to know that I am praying for you, Jordan, and Isaac.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. I am praying so hard for your baby's health, and that God would provide your family with a miracle. We know that "God works all things together for the good of those who love Him," but sometimes we cannot understand the struggles that we must endure. I pray that words of encouragement from family, friends, and fellow believers will give you the support you need for now, and for whatever may come. God bless.

Anonymous said...

I just want to let you know that one more believer is lifting Isaac and you up to the Father right now.

anita said...

"Your grace is sufficient for me
Your strength is made perfect
When I am weak
And all that I cling to
I lay at Your feet
Your grace is sufficient for me"

Love to you~

Anonymous said...

Continuing to lift Isaac, you and Jordan before our holy, loving God. Please know that our family around the world is praying for all of you, and that our heavenly Father holds your precious son in His tender hands. I pray you can feel His arms around you as well, giving both strength and comfort during these critical moments. Love you, Nancy S.

Anonymous said...

St. Andrew United Methodist Church is praying for you...be strong!

Anonymous said...

Creflo Dollar Ministries are praying for you, so is CBN and Kenneth Copeland Ministries. Other churchs in the area.

Anonymous said...

Steel Roots, in Charlote NC, is in agreement with you for a miracle!
God Bless you all

Anonymous said...

Hileman family loves you and is praying for you all.

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,
my wife and I just experienced what you're going through with our son, Noah. It is a long, hard road, but God will bring you through. Please know that you all, especially Isaac, are in our thoughts and prayers. God is the great physician and He can do ALL things.
Love in Christ,
Jason, Sarah, Rebecca and Noah

Anonymous said...

hello i am a friend of corinne's... just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jenni said...

I am praying for Baby Isaac and your entire family. God bless.

Anonymous said...

We have been praying for Isaac since before he was born. We will be praying even more today - for all 3 of you: that God will hold you close in His arms of love, tenderness, & mercy. That He will give you all the strength you need as you face this challenge. And mostly for God to be Isaac's great physician and provide physical healing for him right now!

Anonymous said...

We just activated our prayer chain at Mays Chapel Church in Mt.Olive, NC. We pray that God will provide a miracle for Isaac.

Jason & Sarah Willoughby and family

Anonymous said...

praying for you all right now

Anonymous said...

patience and jordan
i want ya'll to know that i am praying for you and the baby and i know god will do something amazing and that little boy should get the chance to live a childhood living for him as a mirical baby and i know he will im praying!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Baby Isaac and for you. God is good and miracles can happen!

Anonymous said...

As I pray for you through this storm...the answer that I keep getting no matter what I say, no matter what I ask is...Peace! Be still and know...

Anonymous said...

Praying for the 3 of you, especially Baby Isaac. Your faith is such an inspiration to so many.

We have an autistic son, and one of my favorite sayings I heard from a song is "If it's over our head, it's under HIS feet." I cling to His miraculous power in times of struggle. What a mighty God we serve.

Much love.

Christal said...

P&J,

God of yesterday (is the God who healed the blind, deaf, bleeding, possessed and sick) He can heal Isaac. God of Today ( is the one who has handed you this precious boy, because He knew you would love him unconditionally with the strength and faith of God) God of tomorrow (can guide Isaac through the storm into safety). You guys are being lifted up continuously with a unanimous prayer of healing for Isaac. Just Know God hasn't left your boy or forsaken him, He is holding him right now, rocking him when you can't, kissing him when you can't. Isaac is in the loving hands of God, our Father. Hold strong onto your faith, even if it's jsut a mustard seed and the mountain will move.

Love you guys,
Christal

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and yours, a sister in Christ in NJ {{love coming your way}}}

Lynn & Ronnie said...

We are praying for Isaac and both of you. We are also praying for his doctors to gain wisdom & knowledge. We will request the prayers of our Friends and neighbors during this critical time. God bless and strengthen you. We love you, Lynn & Ronnie

Rhonda said...

Our family is praying for a miracle with you.
Doug & Rhonda Pearce

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,

I work with Jordan's mother at Mango School. I have kept up with your blogs everyday. I pray for Issac everyday and will continue to do so. May the Lord be with you and little Issac.

Chris Arnold

Anonymous said...

I have been keeping up with the progress and journey of Baby Isaac every day. My husband and I have been going to C3 for a year now, and we just wanted you to know, that even though we have never met, our deepest prayers have been for your son, and his healing through our Lord. And for strength and energy for you both.

Janice Rando

Steve Bradshaw said...

Jordan MY FRIEND I am praying ...I am in shock that such a Godly couple should have to face such an enourmus battle. In the past, before baby Isaac, I would easily tear when seeing you on stage, for you know why. I learned how to pray from you...and praying hard I am. On Sunday at the BBQ you stated that one day Isaac would be running the isles of the worship center. He will. I beleive it with all my heart.

Praying.
Your Friend
Steve Bradshaw

Anonymous said...

Father,
I pray in the name of Jesus that Your will be done in this situation. I pray that you rest Your Spirit of Comfort on Patience and Jordan's shoulder and fill their heart with a peace no one else can fill them with. Father we pray for a miracle on tiny Isaac's body, that You touch him and make him well- we pray that you provide a healing that is so evident of Your power- we stand in awe. You tell is in Isaiah 43:2-5, "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweeip over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior...Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I LOVE YOU, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I AM with you."

I love you-
Angela Carl

Anonymous said...

Me and my family have you all in our prayers!

Taneha

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan, I have been Keeping up with your blog and praying so very hard for all of you and the doctors. Right now it seems like you are running barefoot in a tremendous thunderstorm but continue on because God is good and there is no race that you can not win when you have The Lord Above on your side. Keep RUNNING! Love, DEENA

Anonymous said...

"Cast your burden on the Lord and HE will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken." Psalm 55:22
Many prayers come from us here at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California. We will continue to lift up baby Isaac and trust the Lord to do what only He can do! We love you!

Anonymous said...

Isaac has accomplished so much more already than many people could do in 80 years of life. The sharing of your faith and trust in God has united an unbeleivable network of strong beleivers and helped to share God's love with many others.

God bless Isaac and your whole family.

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know that we have been following your blog and that all of you are in our prayers. What amazing faith you have exhibited this entire time. Please know that there are many who love you all and are praying for you.
Love,
Gabriele & Robyn Secrest, Stephanie DelGuercio

Anonymous said...

We are continuing to lift all of you up and trusting God for a miracle. We love you guys very much. God is with you.

Duane & Kelli

Crystal S said...

I will be praying for you all. I am scared for you but I have ask God to give Isaac strength to pull through.
Crystal

Anonymous said...

Theresa and I have been praying for you guys and Isaac. I have been running in here to see if there are any updates. We love you guys and know that we serve an AWESOME GOD and that HE will continue to wrap HIS loving arms around you guys. We will continue to pray for you guys.
Love,
Brian and Theresa Goodman

Anonymous said...

Please know we are praying and will continue to pray for that precious son of yours and your family.

Sue said...

Hi Jordan, Patience, and Isaac,
You are on my prayer list. At times like these, I am so thankful that nothing surprises our God and He can be trusted to do what's best. We will be praying for His will.
God Bless,
Sue - Big Valley Grace Community, Modesto, CA (Tim, Melissa & Daniel's church)