Thursday, March 15, 2007

Isaac experienced some difficulties today. He had been holding steady through the morning. So steady in fact that our nurse allowed us to hold our boy! Its been two weeks since we'd held him in our arms, so we were beyond thrilled! However, he did not handle this transition well & his oxygen saturation levels dropped quickly to 40-50% within minutes. Our nurse gently moved him back to bed in hopes of stabilizing him. He kept us all on our toes as his sat levels continued to fluctuate. They were finally able to elevate his sat levels to the desired point by paralyzing him temporarily through medication & adjusting his ventilator settings. By paralyzing him for a short time, they were able to keep his body from fighting the ventilator & stabilize. For the most part, his levels have shown improvement over the past several hours, though they fluctuate from time to time. Extubation is now up in the air with these recent developments. Doctors will perform a bag test & echo on his diaphragm tomorrow morning at 9a to determine whether extubation is even an option at this point.

Our prayer through tonight is that Isaac's sat levels will improve & hold steady. Extubation is his greatest hurdle at this point, to be followed by weaning from certain medications & the successful establishment of feeding. Please pray:: for stability of Isaac's levels & strength as he learns to breathe on his own; for continued wisdom for the doctors in assessing & treating problems as they arise; for strength & peace for us as we meet each unexpected hurdle. God has been & continues to be faithful as we walk this journey. We've been so grateful for the care He has provided our son through the nurses & doctors here at UNC. We could not ask for more.

So 9a tomorrow, please be in prayer for our boy as he undergoes the bag test. Hopefully, we'll be able to proceed with extubation. We'll keep you posted! Now some pictures for you to enjoy :)

Isaac showing off his muscles. What a stud!


Anonymous said...

Later today Sam and I fly to Germany to visit Lizi and John. I will use the long flight to petition the Lord for Isaac's strength, healing, and particularly his ability to be weaned off of the ventilator, (and also that he would be able to tolerate the N/G feedings). We will continue to watch the blog, and remember, Isaac is being prayed for all over the WORLD!! Love you all,

Anonymous said...

As you all struggle thru the wilderness,
God's desire is that thru your obedence, God would intervene in your behalf based on your/our faith. This supernatural realm continues to operate on behalf of your son. We walk by faith and not by sight. These afflictions will work glory for you and for many of us who read these updates.

Isaac will be weaned to the glory of our Great God and will be able to receive the nutrients needed. Faith is the bridge from the natural to the supernatural. This is the bridge that reaches from these two realms and pulls the provision of God into the natural realm. In that vein, may God's will be done in earth, in Cleveland, in Isaac and his parents.

I love you guys immensely and am praying for your miracle at 0245am as an old chick who loves to sleep. God has plans for y'all to wake me again to pray for your beautiful family. The testimonies will continue. I see miracles and reports on this baby that even I cannot understand.

You live in the miraculous, Leinos. God comes in and perfects His purposes in your life, whether thru the fixed order that He has set up or thru the totally miraculous. You expect great things, and God will give you WHAT you need, WHEN you need it. God is doing the IMPOSSIBLE in your lives and we are able to live that with you! What a total blessing you and this BEAUTIFUL BABY are to us. I feel the calling to spoil him rotten when you and he are home :)). We will all be astounded at where he is, Patience and Jordan in 3 months, 6 months, 9 months. God has a plan for his life and look at how many he is already affecting THAT YOU KNOW OF.

Love y'all and what a blessing that will continue to multiply. Old chicks like me will tell our children of this story :}.

Anxiously waiting for the testimony of the complete healing of Isaac and the effect in others lives.


Anonymous said...

Praying for you guys today, for the doctors, and for God's perfect will to be done in Isaac's life. He can do anything!

In Him,
Bruce E.

Krista Maust said...

I came across your site from Mary Rush... I attended LU as well.

I have read your blog and I am just so moved by your faithfulness and your strength. I have a 16 month old son and I can't imagine what you must be feeling. I will be praying for you as you continue on this journey!!!!

Anonymous said...

We will pray that the bag test is successful this morning. We pray that Isaac will be able to breathe on his own soon and that you will stay strong through major hurdles.

Isaac is so precious. Thanks for the picture!

With love,

Bryant & Hilary

david and erika said...

We are praying that this test is a success!

Baby Isaac,

May God grant you always
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel,
so nothing can harm you.

Lynn & Ronnie said...

Baby Isaac we are praying extra hard for you today! Our Connect group prayed for you last night too. We all love you and can't wait until you come home.
Sometimes all we can do is pray for our children. Yet, it is good to remember that the Lord loves them even more than we do, cares very deeply for them, and has a wonderful plan for their lives.
Baby Isaac has touched so many lives! Isaac's powerful testimony of God's love will forever bring tears of joy knowing how much Father God loves each of us!
We love you and will continue in prayer each day,
Lynn & Ronnie

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you all tomorrow morning. I hope everything goes well.

I love the new pictures. He is so cute!


Anonymous said...

Those are the best pictures. We will continue to pray for you, Jordan and Issac. God will continue to strengthen you. Hope to see you soon.

Duane & Kelli

Nikki said...

Patience and Jordan, Issac is so beautiful. I have been moved beyond words by the strength and trust you have both shown in Christ. I pray that you will continue in that strength and peace as Issac takes the next steps in God's perfect plan for him. Please always remember that "the Lord is good" and that He is your "refuge in times of trouble." All 3 of you are in my prayers daily and in my heart always. God Bless, Nikki

Anonymous said...

the picture where he is holding the bear. aw, how sweet is he?!