Monday, April 02, 2007

3:00p Update

We got the next blood gas report back and it revealed a couple things. His lactate went down from 12 to 6. The fact that it has come down can mean one of two things. It is either a positive result of taking him off the medication Dopamine, or it is a negative result of his bowels dying, thus not being able to produce as much lactate. We just got another test back that showed there was some blood in his stool, which causes us to lean toward the negative finding in the lactate.

His CO2 is up a little bit in his blood, causing it to be more acidic. This was the problem we were facing Wednesday, but not quite as severe as before. His pH was normal again.

It's never too late for God to do a miracle! We know that God has the power to do miraculous healings, and we also know He has a plan for Isaac. So if God chooses to heal Isaac physically, this will be an amazing story for the world to see, of His power and love. If God chooses to heal Isaac by taking him to heaven, this will be also be an amazing story for the world to see, of how He used a little baby to change the hearts of people around the world towards our Savior Jesus Christ!

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

Still Praying!!!

Tammy M

Anonymous said...

You are so right - it is not too late for God to perform a miracle - and we all know He has and will continue. Thanks for sharing your story and your faith in our Father. I continue to lift Isaac up in prayer!

Anonymous said...

Still praying. I've added Isaac to prayer lists at two more churches in my town.

Anonymous said...

Still praying hard!! God can still work his miracle and as you say if he choses to take him home, Isaac has already worked so many miracles in his short life on earth. Your family's story and the sharing of Isaac's story has brought so many people back to Jesus. Your faith is great.

Love you,
Jim & Carol

Anonymous said...

Isaac has already been such a great force in the lives of everyone his story has touched. The faith you both show as his parents, and in Christ, is absolutely amazing, and will forever stick with me as the kind of faith I hope to achieve.

Our God is a God of miracles. And I will continue to pray that he heals baby Isaac in a miraculous way. I will also pray that His will be done, and no matter what happens that he surrounds you with His love and His peace.

The Rando Family

Anonymous said...

PRAYING CONSTANTLY knowing that God is in control of ALL things. We praise HIM in whatever HE choses to do. Isaac has touched me more than you will ever know. God has used him MIGHTILY. Isaac is a miracle and your faith is rooted deeply in Our Lord. I am honored and blessed to call you friends.

Anonymous said...

Still praying and worshipping the greatest healer there is!

Yaws

Anonymous said...

You all are such an example to those around you. I hope you know that. We are still praying for each of you and Isaac. I pray that you will feel God's arms around you, strengthening, supporting, and holding you as you continue to trust Him through the days ahead.

Love you Guys.

Linds and the CFW

Anonymous said...

Issac in the short time he has been in this world has already done a great work for God and your faith has showed many people the power of our saviour we will continue to pray and we love all of you!!!!

Michele Lancaster

Anonymous said...

We are still praying....

Pipes Family

Anonymous said...

In constant prayer for all of you.

Steven & Kristina

Anonymous said...

It's never too late for God to do a miracle! We know that God has the power to do miraculous healings, and we also know He has a plan for Isaac. So if God chooses to heal Isaac physically, this will be an amazing story for the world to see, of His power and love. If God chooses to heal Isaac by taking him to heaven, this will be also be an amazing story for the world to see, of how He used a little baby to change the hearts of people around the world towards our Savior Jesus Christ!

You are the MOST INSPIRING COUPLE I know. I pray for Isaac's supernatural healing and for your continued strength in dealing with these issues. God is good all the time and I lift the 3 of U up in prayer

Luv U Guys

Connie

Jason & Sarah Willoughby said...

Isaac is a strong baby and the Lord is definitely at work in his life. We're still praying for you Isaac. Jordan and Patience, you are such a great example of Christian parents! May God bless you all in this time.

Gina Wilbanks Witcher said...

Someone on your last update said why don't we have a day of fasting and praying for baby Isaac... I think right now is a great time to start.

Jordan and Patience, I know you guys are exhausted. Please know that whenever you need to rest, do it, because hundreds are holding you and Isaac up to our great Lord whose perfect plan, we pray, is going to bring the most people into His kingdom.

Father, where there is death, you are able to bring life, and we ask that you bring full life back into Isaac's body; every muscle, tissue, organ, ligament, etc. We continue to ask that we would see your miraculous work in the land of the living.

Anonymous said...

Praying.....

Uncle Bob Roddy said...

We live in a world that has put such a cheap value on life and now we witness first hand how precious life is by how much both Patience and Jordan love their son, Isaac, to life. Millions of babies are born everyday and yet God has chosen this precious child to show each of us that He still cares deeply and initmately about every single one us. It brings me to my knees to realize what an awesome God we serve.
Our hearts beat with each of yours,
Love, Uncle Bob

Anonymous said...

Still praying!
With love!
RKNBE

anita said...

We're all here holding your arms up, Kids...

Love you and am SOOO proud of you...

Anonymous said...

God is still in control- He is constant and His love endures forever- Let us rest on the promise that He know better than us and we are to just rest on His promise.

Anonymous said...

Rom 12:15 When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow.
Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down.(TMB)

You're never alone

The Atkinson 6 said...

"By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see."

Acts 3:16

We will see!

Anonymous said...

Still praying daily for you all.

I praise God for your unwavering faith in Him!

Love in Christ,
Taneha

Anonymous said...

glory be to God for whatever he has planned for this precious child. we love you all so dearly.

Anonymous said...

glory be to God for whatever he has planned for this precious child. we love you all so dearly.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for the updates. Having been waiting for them. Have been praying for all three of you all day. Your faith is so remarkable and you are such an inspiration to all. The Lord will be with you always. We love you. Patty and Jim

Autumn said...

I know that God will do a miracal if it is his will. We have to have hope that he will do something! I know c3 church has been praying for baby Isaac like crazy, and by the grace of God he will be healed. When he is healed we will all know it had to come from God. There is no medicane or operatoin that they can do, so the only thing you can think is that God did the miracals, then we turn all the grace back to God!!!!

Anonymous said...

Isaac has changed so many lives already. I pray that GOD is doing a miracle on your little angel and is strengthening his little body every second. I will continue to pray for you and your family..

Ann B said...

Jordan and Patience, you have shown me and thousands of others an example of an unwavering faith in God. I thank you both and your precious baby Isaac for this. It has strengthened my faith!

My extended family and I pray for your family, his medical caregivers and for Isaac's healing, be it on our planet or in God's Paradise.

"Lord Jesus, by your patience in suffering you hallowed earthly pain and gave us the example of obedience to Your Father's will. Be near us in our time of weakness and pain and sustain us by Your Grace, that our strength and courage may not fail. Heal us if it be Your will and help us always to believe that what happens to us here is of little account if You hold us in Eternal Life, my Lord and my God." Amen.

Anonymous said...

Isaac is still in my heart and the hearts of all those who know you guys and who have found out about him through various means. Our God is an awesome God, and we are all praying for a miraculous healing. Your faith as parents is an inspiration to all of us.

Traci

Anonymous said...

God really brings the family of God together in the most unusual ways. Jordan, you stayed in our home in Raleigh 2 plus years ago when your band from Liberty did a youth weekend at our church and today a young mom in my Bible study group sent me an email about you all. The name sounded familiar, but when I saw the picture, I knew it was you. You, Patience and Isaac have been in my prayers since I heard of this. I know that only the Lord could give you all the comfort and the strength that is so evident in your notes. Dixie Harris

Patty Honeycutt said...

Since a couple of people have stated that it would be nice to have a day of fasting and prayer corporately, let's proclaim tomorrow a day of fasting, as a body of believers united, on behalf of Isaac, Jordan, and Patience. Pass it on to anyone who maybe doesn't see the comments, that tomorrow is a day of fasting and prayer.

Anonymous said...

Still praying....

The Tilson's

Anonymous said...

We, too, are still praying. I have to tell you that you guys are awe-inspiring - the way you faithfully praise God through this situation when others (myself included) would be questioning God and thinking how unfair it is. I do pray for blessings on your family & a healing so you can bring Isaac home. I just have so much respect and admiration for you. May God bless you richly.

Anonymous said...

God is good ALL THE TIME and all the time GOD IS GOOD.

I choose to believe that each of these positives is of God.

This baby will live out God's desire and plan.

I believe that/

Connie

Carole Dotter said...

I will be in agreement according to God's Word, that Isaac "shall not die but live, to declare the works of the Lord" (Psalm 118:17)

Continue to pray what God's Word says about Isaac and choose to believe the "report of the Lord". His report says, "Isaac is HEALED". GLORY!

The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in Isaac, permeating His life through his veins, sending healing throughout his body.

Continue to stand on the Word.....calling those things that are not as though they were.

Shalom to you and your precious Isaac.....peace, wholeness, nothing missing and nothing broken!

In His Love....from a friend of Isaac's Grandma Roddy

Anonymous said...

Praying and trusting God to be just that GOD!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for bringing such special little boy into this world that has taught many of us who really is in control
Phyllis

Anonymous said...

I agree with those who mentioned fasting and praying. I for one am standing on the side of Isaac's complete healing. I don't believe that God brought him this far to take him away now.

This baby has been the most incredible fighter I have ever seen. God has a tremendously wonderful plan for this child and I can't wait to see what that is.

Keep believing for a miracle Jordan and Patience. The storm always reaches its strongest point just before the breakthrough.

I'm looking forward to seeing him when you are finally able to bring him home.

Rebecca VanderWerff

Crystal Nichols and family said...

Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work for the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose."

You are so right - God does have a plan for Isaac and for your family. Your strength and trust in the Lord are an amazing testimony for the world to see. Your family has touched the hearts and lives of many.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers continuously, and we lift you up to Him, the true Comforter, at this very difficult time.

Lynn & Ronnie said...

We are continuing to lift Isaac up in prayer. Your faith has already been a testimony to hundreds of people and will continue to be for many years. Little Isaac has changed so many lives and brought us together as a family around the world. Thank you for sharing your son with the world. It can't help but remind me of our Heavenly Father sharing His son with us. We are all so proud of you & love you so much.
Lynn & Ronnie

TUESDAY A DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER said...

I have seen people mention this and someone else suggested tomorrow, so I just want to make sure we are all on the same page. All of us together united in fasting and prayer for Isaac on Tuesday April 3.

Steve Bradshaw / Familiy said...

We are praying and have developed a closer and stronger relationship with God through your son and your amazing faith. Thankyou for sharing your heart with us. Your friend for life...... Love Steve

Anonymous said...

Just as Isaac baffles the doctors minds, you guys baffle our minds with your complete reliance on our Savior.. Isaac truly has been a world changer!! (already, wow!!) I listen to that song you sing: Worthy is the- Lamb who was slain- Holy, Holy is He. (don't know the name, but i think of you singing it and worship God like never before and lift baby Isaac up.. Were all in this fight with you.. :) love you, Julie Stephenson

Anonymous said...

God knew exactly what He was doing when He placed Isaac in your family. You guys have been faithful to share his story that has enabled so many hearts to be touched. Thank you for your postings and inspiration. We continue to pray for God's will for the three of you. No matter what happens, lives have been changed through your testimonies.

Anonymous said...

God chose to place His Son, Jesus, here on Earth as a baby, to bring salvation to all who have ears to hear. God chose your precious baby, Isaac, to help fulfill His desire for all to hear and believe. Thank you God for giving us Isaac, that many may come to know You and know You more. Central Baptist Church, in Henderson, NC, will continue to pray for Isaac and his family, and stand in awe of God's wisdom.

Anonymous said...

Praise God for your entire family's great hearts & continued strength and continued prayers for Isaac.

Anonymous said...

To God be the glory. I believe that our God IS a God of miracles and has a great plan for your little boy, be it here or in heaven with our loving Savior. May God continue to stay close to Isaac and strengthen you. I will continue praying for you. Nikki

Anonymous said...

I have been so encouraged by your ability to look reality in the face in humble faith recognizing that no matter whether God heals Isaac on this earth or in heaven, He is still good and worthy of our trust. Christ shows through in every update you write. Thank you for letting so many people share in this journey. Heb. 4:14-16
I continue to pray for all three of you.

Brenda Mattson
CrossWorld

Anonymous said...

We will be praying and fasting on April 3rd for you all!
Isaac, keep fighting baby boy! You are surrounded by all of His angels and thousands upon thousands of people are so touched by your family's precious story and faith. God hears his people pray and we hope the sound is thunderous in Heaven right now!!! We love you so much and KNOW we will meet you one day!
Jordan and Patience, take each hour as is comes and we pray Satan is kept far from the hospital and your minds...we are praying for stamina for you both! May God especially surround you with love, comfort and peace in the night...those were the most difficult times for us when our little girl was in the NICU. May each blood gas be positive and show improvement. May each test result and his levels show constant healing. May Issac's precious little veins hold up to take the medication he needs! May he have comfort and strength to keep fighting...God's mercies are new every morning! May the staff bring you encouragement as you are encouraging them with your incredible faith and relationship with Christ. I know they are your "family" right now, as you feel you know every member of the medical team like a sibling. God has orchestrated every detail of Isaac's life...and what a powerful witness he will be!
Oh,I understand and feel your emotions...like a tidal wave. God is so good and His perfect love never fails....
Our God is an AWESOME God; He reigns from Heaven and earth, with wisdom, power and love; our God is and AWESOME God!
Claire Adams

Anonymous said...

This morning at 5:00 a.m. I rose to pray. I opened a prayer book to a passage that was titled the "Nightwatch of the Lord's Resurrection. There in the text was the sentence. "The angel clasps Abraham's hand and beloved Isaac was spared." God clearly has a plan and we are trusting in Him. We love you guys. Aunt Maureen

Anonymous said...

Carol, these lovely people have a faith that I struggle to have and desparately want. Thank you for sharing these updates with me. Love you. Lynn

Anonymous said...

Spread the word!!!!Tuesday has be declaired a day of Prayer and Fasting for Patience,Jordan and"their sweet boy"

emrose said...

Merciful God,
You hold all things in the palm of your hand; you guide the winds & the the rain; your knowledge far exceeds our own. Thank you for keeping all of your promises and for comforting us when we are grieving and weary and shedding tears along with us. Thank you that there is nothing in this world that you cannot identify with; thank you for giving us a purpose on this earth.
Father, thank you for finding Jordon and Patience worthy to suffer for you. Thank you for the way you are growing them through this heart-rending experience. Please see their son through the night and spare his life! Please continue to show your greatness through this tiny child and his parents. May your name be praised in all things.
Lord, "You are beautiful beyond description; too marvelous for words. Too wonderful for comprehension; like nothing ever seen or heard. Who can grasp your infinite wisdom? Who can fathom the depths of your love? You are beautiful beyond description; majesty enthroned above. I stand in awe of you."

Patty Proutey said...

I have struggled for years (20+) to understand how Abraham could lay Isaac down to be sacrificed. I finally understand. What a tremendous testimony of FAITH you both are. I can hear God saying "Well done, my good and FAITHFUL servants"

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Jordan, Patience, and anyone reading the comments,

As I was reading my children's bedtime story tonight it was about Jarius the synagogue ruler who went to find Jesus to heal his daughter, and when they got back to his home, she had died and Jesus brought her back to life.

Now after we read the story and the kids laid down, I began to think about all the stories in the Bible about Jesus healing people, and if I am correct there are NO examples of those who went to find Jesus to heal somebody for them that he did not heal them or raise them from the dead. Now why wouldn't scripture have any of those examples?

When the disciples came back to Jesus when they couldn't drive out the demons and they asked why, Jesus says, "because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, "Move from here to there and it will move."

Now I am not a "name it and claim it" kind of person, but these are thoughts I have had after much prayer and praise and digging into scripture. I don't know what all this means, but I do know the parable of the persistent widow, and I do know people in scripture have changed God's plan by their prayers...

So needless to say I am fasting and praying tomorrow, and am beginning to believe that God really is going to teach us all something great about continual, persistent, believing prayer. I don't know that I have ever been so close with the Lord as I have this past week.

Thank you Jordan & Patience for being so worthy to be chosen by God to go through this. It has impacted my life forever.

Anonymous said...

I will pray for all 3 of you tonight and everyday... Isaac is in the best hands ever, God, our saving grace.

God Bless!
Donna Walker

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased to see how many people are willing to make April 3 a day of fasting for the Leino family. I too will be joining in this fast. This is such an awesome thing to see.

There is nothing more blessed than to see the Body of Christ unite for others. There is no doubt in my mind that Isaac is going to be given a clean bill of health soon. Too many prayers are being lifted to the throne room on his behalf. I know this pleases our Father. He is SOOOOOOO faithful to fulfill the petitions of His people. I've experienced the greatness of God too many times in my life to believe otherwise.

Our united faith, along with Patience and Jordan's faith, will bring about the most wonderful testimony. I am in awe over the tremendous outpouring of support for this child's healing, as well as the continued strength for Patience and Jordan.

The responses of the people on this blog strongly demonstrates the vastness of God's love. It confirms all the more what a MIGHTY GOD we serve!

Anonymous said...

In addition to what I just wrote, I agree with Gina. I have yet to find anything in scripture that indicates that Jesus ever turned anyone away who sought him for healing.

Jesus' love for us, and desire to heal us was demonstrated by every slash he received before taking up his cross. Satan thought he was simply torturing Jesus. But little did he realize that Jesus took that beating so that Jesus could declare victory over every sickness and disease the enemy could throw at mankind. Resulting in the scripture that states, "By His stripes ye were healed." From my understanding, that scripture indicates that we are already healed. It's up to us to accept and believe it.

Rebecca VanderWerff

Anonymous said...

We are still praying for you guys. God is still working on Isaac.

Al and Holly Brewer

Anonymous said...

GOD will and can do miracles. We all know this. Whatever fate He brings upon us serves as a stepping stone to conquer the next. He cannot and will not put forth anything we cannot handle. A baby is truly truly a blessing in any case, and I pray that nothing but the best is to come. There are many times when God proves doctors wrong. A miracle is yet to happen - May you be blessed beyond human comprehension and expectation. If I could offer 20 years of blessings that were to be bestowed upon me in order for you to receive this one request for your darling baby boy to come home and live out his many years , I would. I am amazed at your faith and loyalty to the Creator. You are a blessing to all. May love,prosperity,understanding, faith, financial blessings and health be shed upon your family amongst the homecoming of your child! in the name of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Others I know are amazed at your strength and faithfulness. I'm not. You hold God in your heart and God holds Isaac in His hands. Thank you for continuing to share with us your closeness with God. Yes God has a plan. The faithfulness of Isaac's parents have improved the relationship of other's with God. I wish I could fast for you, but medically I can not do so. I will however be thinking about the Leino family and praising that God has given us an amazing gift of Isaac, the baby that changed our lives.

Anonymous said...

We prayed after seeing this last night, are still praying now, and will keep praying!

Hang in there! The all-powerful creator of the Universe loves you.

Bruce, Cindy and David

Anonymous said...

It is amazing to see the love of God spread so vastly. Know that you have friends asking people everywhere to pray for your family and for God to do his will. We are praying for you all the way over on the island of Guam.

Anonymous said...

We hold you all in our constant prayers. May you continue to experience all of His love, strength and comfort.
Teena, Sidney and Haley Mabe

Anonymous said...

Dance and Drama for Fusion, is praying for you all, and you are on our minds all the time.
God Bless you,
Exhibit

Anonymous said...

Hi! Cindy Sampson, again, coworker of Lynn Leino, Issac's paternal grandmother. I'm the one with the miracle daughter with a rare chromosome disorder, trisomy 13, who will turn 6 years old, one month from tomorrow-May 4th! We, too have nearly lost her often, especially in the beginning and know what it is like to deal with momentary changes and so many different issues. God can heal Issac! He has a strong look in his photos online, as if he has a mission. I pray for God to heal him completely and for him to be a living testimony for Christ. We're all pulling for you Lynn-don't worry about work!
Love, Cindy Sampson and family, Seffner, Fl.

Anonymous said...

I am fasting too.

Anonymous said...

Its a positive result! from taking him off the med. God only does the best.

Karen Motley said...

God's word says, "Ask these things in My Name and I will give them to you."

"Your Faith has made you whole"

He hears our prayers and He will heal Isaac because we have asked for these things in His precious Name.

I continue to lift Isaac, Patience & Jordon up to You, Lord and ask for strength, wisdom, peace, comfort & healing for each of them. Thank you for each of them and I thank you in advance for all the blessings in which you plan to give this family. For Your word say, "Where two or more are gathered together, I am with you" and we believe that and praise Your name for being the ultimate healer, comforter & provider for each of us. Reach down and hold each member of the Leino family in Your hands and give them the reassurance that You are with them. Continue to amaze man with the miraculous healing of Isaac from Your hands. I pray these things in Jesus Name, Amen.

We love you!

Karen

Anonymous said...

Isaac has been on my mind all day. I just know in my spirit that he is here to stay.

It has been so wonderful reading the words of encouragement from those who have the faith that moves mountains. That is what God expects us to do. We are to stand on His Word and not fear evil reports.

God is not a man that He should lie. If it's in His Word, then it is the truth. God has no other choice than to fulfill his promises in our lives when we confess his Word over our circumstances.

What a little blessing Isaac is. I know he will realize this when he becomes old enough to understand.

I, like everyone else, am waiting in anticipation to see when his victory will finally be declared. I also hope that through this miracle, any doctors, nurses, and other hospital staff who do not know the Lord will come to know Him .

Rebecca VanderWerff