Friday, March 02, 2007

Out of surgery! Now, a new phase in prayer...

Isaac has made it through the surgery! Dr. Mill just came back to tell us that everything went as expected & the operation was a success. There were no surprises in the O.R. & as Dr. Valley (the anesthesiologist) said, considering the severity of this operation, Isaac tolerated it extremely well. PRAISE GOD FOR HIS STRENGTH & FAITHFULNESS!!

The next 24 hours are extremely critical as anything can happen! We're out of the O.R., but we're not in the clear yet. Please continue to pray as this next phase is just as risky as being on the table. Pray for healing. Pray for protection against infection. Pray that all of Isaac's levels remain steady & strong. Pray for wisdom with the nurses caring for him. Pray for supernatural comfort for Isaac as his body begins to heal. Pray for a miracle with his diaphragm. Pray the genetics labs come back clear. Pray for our sweet boy!


Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!! We are continuing to pray for all three of you.

anita said...

Thank you for the pictures... Even tho' I wept when I saw them. I hate that MY kids are hurting right now... but I know that OUR Father is in control. The youngest Mr. Leino could not be in safer hands! Amen! Much love coming to you from South Florida...

Erika and David said...

Our God is an awesome God,
He reigns from heaven above,
With wisdom power and love
Our God is an awesome God!

We are with you in spirit and in prayer!

Anonymous said...

Praise Our Incredible Father in Heaven. You all are still in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

We're praying for you all...Megan, J. and family

tc said...

Wonderful news! Hope there is comfort knowing that there are many of us praying for Isaac as he enters the healing phase.

kim r said...

Thank you for keeping us updated. Praise the Lord for he is GOOD!!!!
may god con't to give you strength and patience in the days ahead and keep his hedge of protection around all of you. God Bless

Anonymous said...

Jordan, Patience and Issac:
God is good, God is good all the time. You are an awesome example of what God can do with your faith. I wish nothing but strength courage and peace upon you and your precious baby Isaac. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. I enjoyed the pictures.
Bridgett Cagle

Lindsay said...

All of us here in ATL are lifting you up! We love you! - The Boyds

Crystal said...

Praise the Lord! Thanks for the pictures. We will keep praying, especially for the diaphram. Just remember that Isaac is in the palm of the Master's hands, and that is the best place to be. Hang on to Jesus. I will keep praying for protection, healing, and the will of God. May peace abound there. God is in control.

the figs said...

jordan, patience & baby isaac.
thanks for keeping all of us updated. i've done nothing all day but pray, sing, cry @ my desk, while anxiously looking @ the blog for updates. you guys have a whole lot of people praying for you, from places you never even knew. i've got my friends from MIA on the ball, too.
luv ya much & really, Thanks!!!!
a big hug & kiss, especially to the 3 of you & the rest of your family with you.
declaring you blessed, in God's peace & in the palm of His hand (no better place to be :-) )
<3 the figs......

The Blonde Renstroms said...

He is precious! We are praying for you three. Thank the Lord for getting him through surgery and giving you two His peace through it.
Daniel, Danielle and Bennett

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!! You guys have been on our hearts and in our prayers all week. We will continue to pray for God's mighty hand to be on you, Jordan and Isaac.

Duane & Kelli

Kay Pfahlert said...

Many prayers coming from PA and beyond, as I have sent your prayer needs on to all prayer warriors in my email address book. Several have written back that they have laid hands on Issac's photo and prayed for too! Be encouraged and know our Heavenly Father holds you ALL in the palm of His hand!

Love, peace and prayers,
Kay in PA

Anonymous said...

Let the praises ring!!!
And the prayers continue, as we all learn to grow in faith and wonder at the mighty works of God's hand.

traci carithers said...

jordan and patience,
god is awesome and he is watching over Issac. I am praying for all 3 of you. Much love from the carithers family.

Lyudmila said...

Psalm 139:14 "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" !!! What a beautiful little boy! Thank you sharing your treasure with all of us.Jordan and Patience,thank you for being inspiration to my faith. You three are in my heart and prayers. I send you TONS of LOVE from Ukraine in Jesus Mighty Name.You are in his safe and protecting hands. We never met but I love you all! Everything will be OK!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing all this with us. We are praying, so are Chandler & Kenzy for baby Isaac. He is a trooper! you guys are such an inspiration..God is awesome, isn't HE?? We're all in this with you.. we love you!!
Shawn & Julie

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all Blessings flow. Step by step God will raise you and little Isaac up to his Glory. Sue and I Love ya'll so much and are continuing to pray for you and little Isaac. Please continue to keep us posted and let us know if there is anything we can do. God is awesome and He Loves You.

Amanda Boyle said...

I believe God's going to do something, and already is beginning to do something wonderful that we will not be able to explain! He has you guys and baby Isaac in His mighty hands! Knowing that, we can get through everything and anything.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me but I am a fellow heart mommy. Many of the things your little Isaac is going through Brandon did as well. He has what was called Transposition of the Great Vessels, it is where the pulmonary and aorta grow to the wrong side of the heart. He had open heart at 5 days of life. The rest is pretty long and I am willing to share if you have questions from someone that has been there. He is now 7 years old and is heart is doing great.

Again I am glad the surgery went well. The next few days will be some of the hardest yet. It gets better though as each day goes by and more tubes are removed one by one.

I will be praying for your little boy just as many people prayed for mine. If you have questions, you can email me at

Anonymous said...

Baby Isaac is so beautiful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we have passed your blog on to everyone we can think of so more and more people will be praying. The hands that created the universe hold tightly to Isaac right now.

Anonymous said...

We're continuing to pray for healing for your precious Isaac.
So happy the surgery went well.

Please, let us know if you need anything.
God's blessings,
Ken and Susan

Rushton said...

You guys are so amazing and strong. I'm extremely thankful that I can have men and women of such great faith as examples in my life. God is miraculous and the great healer. Prayers do help and be comforted because there are many prayers being sent to our father. Baby Issac will grow to be an amazing man of God!
I love you guys!
--Brother in Christ

Carlyn said...
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Carlyn said...

Jordan & Patience...

We are so happy that Isaac is on this side of surgery #1. The days ahead are going to be long and hard, but God will be there to support you and strengthen you. You are a testimony to so many people, and Isaac will be able to tell that testimony years from now.

We are praying for you all day everyday! Makayla sends hugs and kisses (even to you Jordan!)

Benjamin, Carlyn & Makayla

Chris Graebe said...

Wow! Just want to let you guys know you & Isaac are in our prayers! Please let us know if you need anything! Love you guys!

Chris, Jenni, & Kade

Anonymous said...

Praise be to God that Baby Isaac came through like the little trooper he is going to always be. Many prayers here in South Carolina are being said for him and the 2 of you. Jesus has placed his Angels around the 3 of you and you will be taken care of. Keep us posted. You are in everyone's thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

As the song says...

Standing here in Your presence
Thinking of the good things You have done
Waiting here patiently
Just to hear Your still small voice again
Hopy, righteous,faithful to the end
Savior, healer, redeemer and friend

I will worship You for who You are
I will worship You for who You are

My soul secure
Your promise sure
Your love endures always

The Pipes are praying today!

Anonymous said...

Praise God...Our family will continue to pray for your family.

Isaiah 43
Israel's Only Savior
But now, this is what the LORD says—he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep 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

Mike, Erin, Lilly and Lila

Anonymous said...

Please know that we are holding the 3 of you close to our hearts. I even have a prayer group at work praying for healing for Isaac and strength and peace for you and Jordan and your families. I can hardly wait to meet that precious "Isaac". What a blessing you have been to us.

We are praying for you all!

Janice & Sammy King

Anonymous said...

Praise God for his faithfulness and love for the three of you! He is awesome! We're continuing to pray for you and Baby Isaac.

In His love,

Bruce, Cindy and David Elsheimer

Anonymous said...

You do not know me and it really doesn't matter who I am.

As I read you quoting the word of God over your precious Issac I began to weep and intercede for your entire family and these are the words from God's word that came up inside of me. I believe that Issac will stand one day before thousands and declare what the Lord has done!!

Psalm 118:17 - I will not die, but I will live and tell what the Lord has done......(Issac)

Jeremiah 1:4,5 - The Lord spoke his word to me (Issac), Before I formed you in the womb (Issac), I knew you. Before you were born (Issac), I set you apart for my holy purpose.

Psalm 62:1,2 - My soul waits calmly for God alone. My salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my savior - my stronghold. I cannot be severely shaken.

Psalm 30:11,12 - You have changed my sobbing into dancing, You have removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy so that my soul may praise you with music and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.

Jeremiah 1:12 - Then the Lord said to me, "Right. I am watching to make sure that my words come true."

Isaiah 55:11 - My word, which comes from my mouth, is like the rain and snow. It will not come back to me without results, but it will accomplish whatever I want and achieve whatever I send it to do."

Keep speaking the word of God as you have been doing. Saying what God says about you two and Issac. God's word is alive...brings life to those who speak it. You are doing an awesome job as parents!! Issac is a very blessed baby with parents who know how to fight his spiritual battles for him. :o)for baby Issac!

Cathy Collum said...

I am Jackie Penney's sister in Summerville,SC. She asked me to pray for Issac and family and I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and I am believing God for miracle in your son's life and for peace and faith for his family.

God Bless You.


Anonymous said...

Praise God for the success of Issac surgery. I PRAISE God for your faith. He is the ultimate healer and faithful to his follwers.

You all are in our continued prayers.

The Tilson's

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Isaac continues to show us every day through his strength and courage that "through God all things are possible!". What an amazing and precious miracle your son is, and I can't wait to see what God uses him for in the future! We continue to pray, and have your pics up to remind us that we are all called to be Isaac's armor bearers, as well as yours! Seeing your big smiles, despite the strain and fear you had to be feeling prior to surgery, is a perfect witness that you have placed Isaac in the Holy and strong hands of the ultimate Healer! Prayers continue to flood across the world for your family, and God hears every one!!! We love you!


Anonymous said...

You don't know me.....says sorry! Typed Isaac's name wrong :o).

josh, becky & isaiah wyatt said...

What a strong, beautiful boy! You three are always on our minds, and we are praying constantly for your precious family. We would love for Isaac and Isaiah to meet someday! -Becky

Tonette said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers
I work with Lynn just hold on the
faith in God he will see you through I know it is easier said
than done but God is a way maker
you have a precious miracle in the making
Love in Christ Tonette

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord he made it through the surgery! We will continue to pray as the next couple of days will be just as critical.

Hilary & Bryant

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the pictures and the updates. Praise God for the strength he is giving to Issac, and to ya all! I keep you in my prayers daily.
-Nora Burke

Anonymous said...

You're definintely in our prayers each and every day. Thanks for keeping us updated, you do a wonderful job... and the pictures are fantastic.
Sharon and Jimmy Jackson

Anonymous said...

Only know about you through mutual friends... but please know we're praying for your sweet boy. God will take care of all of you. Stay faithful!!!

LaRueWilloughby said...

Patience and Jordan,

I am Cryatal's aunt. On December 28,2006 my litle grandson was born at Duke with HLHS. He had his first surgery on December 30 and was finally able to come home on February l4. Jason and Sarah are his parents and his name is Noah. Seeing these pictures that you have posted remind me so much of what Noah looked like and his little room at the hospital. It is almost overwhelming to think of and see all the monitors and machines that are hooked up to these precious babies. But we know they are necessary. He came home with a feeding tube as a precaution, but he took care of that about 30 minutes after they got home. He managed to take it out himself. They have not had to re-insert it. He now weigh l0 pounts. I know the both of you have been through some dark hours with a lot of uncertainties. Just remember that God created that precious little Isaac. He makes no mistakes. He will give you the strength to face what lies ahead for you.God is in control of everything that goes on with Isaac. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Uncle Bob said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,

"Distance and time can not erase the feelings meant and the moments faced. We are but a moment in God's eternal plan so lets make each moment as special as we can."

What your love for God, each other and your son, Isaac have reminded me so deeply of God's grace. He cares so very much for each of us that he has given each one a name that will identify us to him. Isaac has such a name and it truly is inspiring to hear about your "little warrior". I know these "Wonderfully Terrible" experiences forever change us for God's glory.

We love you all,
The Minnesota & Seattle Roddys-
Uncle Bob, Aunt Margaret, Matt & Joey, Drew, Heather and Michael

Anonymous said...

Praying for all that you asked and more. What a testimony this is and will be! Flying home tonight, your family was on my mind and in my prayers as I listened to a message on faith. God is faithful and I believe that we will see a miracle in the Leino lives!!


Kay Pfahlert said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,

The following is from Pastor Kathy Brunno, Slippery Rock, PA. After I sent her Mary Pfahlert's email request for your son, Pastor Kathy replied with this to me and I wanted to pass it on to you for encouragement!

Blessings and continued prayer,
Kay Pfahlert, (Mary Pfahlert's mother-in-law)

"I had received this email the other day and have prayed for healing, protection against infection and that all of Isaac's levels remain steady & strong. I agree with you for wisdom with the nurses caring for him and for supernatural comfort for Isaac as his body heals. I agree that the genetics labs will come back clear. God has set a hedge of protection around these wonderful parents, Patience and Jordan, from fear, anxiety & despair. * We are realizing more faith around the scripture: Romans 4:17 lately. Patience and Jordan: go ahead….and SPEAK to your son’s body parts…and declare their wholeness in the mighty name of Jesus! You be encouraged to speak words of LIFE over him…..and continue to worship and Thank Him for little Issac's complete recovery!

Pastor Kathy Brunno
Abba Christian Center
Slippery Rock, PA

AJ said...

praise God!!!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to let you all know that our C3 small group lifted your precious baby boy up in prayer tonight. We are also praying for the two of you. Continue to call out to the Lord, El-Roi! He is the God who sees. He sees your past, present and your future. He loves you and has plans to prosper you and not harm you. Remember that the doctors have the science but the Lord has the power. Much love coming your way.

Anonymous said...

This is Maddie we are praying for baby Isaac!!