Thursday, April 05, 2007

CT scan a go!

Isaac had another stable night, getting much needed, peaceful rest. This morning, the medical team thought him ready for another go at the oral contrast necessary for a CT scan. So far, Isaac has shown tolerance to both the oral & IV contrast. The plan is to give him large amounts of fluid so that he can pee off the contrast before it affects his kidneys too much. He has already come back from the scan & now we are waiting for the results from radiology. Hopefully, this will provide the answers we've been looking for. His lactate is up a bit this morning. Also, Isaac has been retaining fluid around his lungs. This afternoon, they will surgically put a drainage tube in place to relieve this fluid pressure.

Once we hear the results of the CT scan, we will let you know. Thank you all for your continued prayers & support for our sweet boy. Let's pray that we find some answers this afternoon!


Anonymous said...

Patience & Jordan,
The doctors may not yet know what is going on with Isaac's gut, but the Divine Physician does. He knows exactly what Isaac needs to be healed. We will continue to pray! The Lord is the Lord of all and He is in charge. "Be still and know that I am God." Be at peace and rest! All is truly well with your soul. I love you guys!
You have no idea how many people in Maryland have been touched by your family's story. Aunt Maureen

Anonymous said...

We are thrilled that Isaac has had yet another peaceful night of sleep. Both you and that little one have needed this. He has come through so well thus far, and will continue to do so.

We are praying God's Word over his condition. The Great Physician is still doing a mighty work in his little body. All his organs and bodily fluids will begin to function normally in no time at all.

We are looking so forward to the day when you bring baby Isaac to church. I know there will be a ton of people crowded around you to see and hold that little one. Just be patient with us ok? LOL.

He is healed - praise GOD for the victory!!!!!

Ken and Rebecca VanderWerff

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord...... for the continued improvements, no matter how small, and for the needed rest and reassurance for all of you. We will continue to pray for the three of you - for strength, peace, knowledge, for the doctors and nurses and for friends and family. I agree, when you return to C3, it will be for a fantastic celebration. We're so looking forward to that.
Jimmy & Sharon Jackson

Anonymous said...

The Brewer family is still fervently praying for you all. That the answers will be revealed and that God's will be done. I pray for wisdom and understanding of whatever comes your way. Love Holly,Al, Trey and Aaron

Anonymous said...

Psalm 139 says "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well."

Isaac is truly "fearfully and wonderfully made" to be able to withstand all that has been done to his tiny body. I continue to pray.

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful news to the ears - wonderful feeling of amazement in watching God's healing taking place according to His will & His time.

Lord - we praise You & thank You for being in control. The love you pour out continuously on the Leino family as they journey through this is outstanding. I pray that you continue keeping your healing hand on Isaac. I thank You for your continual blessings that you so abundantly are giving to the Leino family. Your love is ever merciful. Thank You for the faith the Leino's are showing to all as they follow your guidance in the daily episodes of this journey. Thank You Lord for giving Jordan & Patience the strength and comfort as You use baby Isaac in the plan you've developed especially for him. You, God, are Alpha and Omega - the everlasting Father who blesses us in so many different ways.

Gwyn McWhorter said...

Praying for answers about your sweet little boy, endurance for mom and dad, and resilience for your baby.

Anonymous said...

Thy will be done !!! I pray for your little boy even though I do not personally know you or your family I can relate to your situation and I believe in the power of prayer... Keep on keepin' the faith... That's all you and your husband can do. Your little man is beautiful and strong and God has his hand on him... God Bless you and Know that prayers from friends, family and perfect strangers are always out here going straight to God's ear.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! What a joy to hear each improvement and step forward. Thank you for your faithfulness in keeping us updated. :-) You are continually in our prayers. Love you all!


Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for another small victory!! We now pray for a clear understanding of what is going on iside of Baby Isaac. We pray that you would protect every organ and vessel and tissue from the fluids and dyes they needed to do the CT scan. We ask that you would remove the excess fluid from his lungs, and continue the healing work you are doing inside him.

We pray for Jordan and Patience to get their needed rest and to keep them healthy during all this.

We thank you Jesus that you went before us... that you willingly died on a cross for us...that there is no situation too hard for you, and that you want to use us to share this with the world.

Crystal Nichols said...

Psalm 31:24, "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD."

Thank God the CT scan was finally able to be run. We will be praying for good results and answers to all the questions. May God's Hand continue to be on Isaac and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,
I was so thrilled to read that baby Issac had another stable night. I will continue praying for him. He is a fighter! I will also keep praying for you and your family. I believe that God will heal baby Issac and he will have an awesome testimony of God's great power.
In His Love, Tonya Painter

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to hear that Isaac had a great night. God is doing his wonders!

May the Lord continue to strenghten you all!


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Lord, for another restful night for the Leino family. Thank you for being such a caring Father...a most compassionate friend. I thank you that YOU will have the victory...that you already do! In the MATCHLESS name of Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Dear Leino Family~

I continue to pray and bless you all - you will be in my thoughts and prayers throughout this Easter weekend - May God continue his healing of Isaac and may each day bring brighter days and restful nights...God Bless You all and Thank you dear Lord for all you do!

Rachel said...

You do not know me, but a friend told me about your story. Many many people are praying for your precious boy.

God is and will continue to be glorified through this situation! Praise the Lord!

Anonymous said...

My prayers will continue...and I am thrilled to hear that your baby boy is not experiencing any new problems, and that the night went well. What an answer to prayer! Please keep us posted, and we will continue to lift your whole family up to our Heavenly Father who is our Healer! Your boy is a fighter! Thank you for the updates! I hope the rest of the weekend goes well for you guys and that the results come back with good news.

Believing for healing,

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for another night of much needed rest, for the strength you have given Sweet Baby Isaac and Jordan and Patience. You are healing Isaac as we speak, Lord, thank You for blessing this family and our C3 family. We lift all our praise to You.

Anonymous said...

A friend of a friend of a friend passed on a prayer request for your son. Our youngest son is Isaac, and somehow that bonded me to you instantly. I have just read through the weeks of messages. I have not a clue as to the whys but I know the Who! Our God has blessed your lives with Isaac, and him with you. Know I am praying for you all. May you know peace beyond words. Thank you for growing together as a couple through all of this. Your lives are shining Jesus!

Your sister in Christ,
Lisa from Brandon, FL

Lynn & Ronnie said...

Isaac’s determination and strength is a testament of the grace of God. How else could anyone withstand what this child has been through and continue to fight. God is building Isaac’s testimony as a means of winning souls for the Kingdom. You are in our prayers, and we will lift Isaac in prayer tonight at our Connect Group.

Anonymous said...

May God Bless you and continue to provide you with comfort. I am so glad that Isaac had a peaceful night. I pray that you two are able to get some peaceful rest as well.

On a side note, Jordan have you gotten a Gator's championship shirt yet?

Rhonda Garrett (Julie Miles' mom) said...

J & P - let us praise God together! It sounds like perhaps Isaac is on the upswing and our prayers for his healing are being answered. Even the abdominal problems that still remain - God can touch him in that area and restore all health either supernaturally or 'naturally', either way I'm praying today for healing for his entire body. One or both of you two must be medically trained to know all the terminology. Or maybe just this experience has trained you in medical terminology!
Love and prayers,
Rhonda Garrett

eschemia or necrosis

Rhonda Garrett said...

sorry about the end of my last comment... I was just noting the two terms I had not understood yesterday. I will have to be learning all those terms too as Julie's little Ethan is born w/ HLHS in August. You guys are such a wonderful example of faith and perseverance for Julie & Dan (and all us extended family). I pray we can be as strong as you two have been through all this.

Rhonda Garrett

Anonymous said...

Looks as if this blog has not only been a blessing for the Leino family, it has also served as a way of extending out to other families facing the same issues.

I have seen a lady by the name of Jenna on the last report mention her four month old son PJ being in PICU at Duke. Now Rhonda has mentioned that parents by the name of Julie and Dan have a baby due in August with HLHS.

We need to include these families in our prayers also. I only hope that we will have a way of monitering their progress as well as we have Isaac's.

I encourage these families to provide more information, as well as some sort of contact information (i.e.- blog) so we can keep you lifted up in prayer and encouraged too.

It is always awesome to see God at work. He loves children so dearly and wants nothing more than to have a place in their lives.

Rebecca VanderWerff

Anonymous said...

We pray that the ct scan will give the doctors more knowledge of how to help Isaac. We are all anxiously waiting with you. We get to see Jordan now and then at c3, but Patience, we miss you dearly.
Your voice and your love for the Lord are so inspiring. I pray for you to have the strength you need for Isaac. How precious time is.
May God bless the three of you.

delea. said...

We are praying.
love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Praise God that Isaac has had another peaceful night! We will continue to pray for yet another night and for the answers that are so needed. We continue to believe that God's hand is on Isaac and that he will provide the healing that your whole family so greatly needs. Know that we love you.

Anonymous said...

My daughter posted a link to your blog on her own family blog w/words oconcern and amazement at the strong faith in the face of trial. Your blog leaves me tearful and in prayer --to cradle your family in the palm of HIS almighty and knowing had as HIS will plays out--. Knowing that HIS word states all things can be accomplished by those who believe.. and through all tials we gain strength. May your lives continue to be blessed! I will lift you up, in his name.

Grandmom in Alabama

Anonymous said...

Praise God for every victory, no matter how small it may seem to an onlooker, each tiny step is such a blessing for little Isaac. I am so amazed by his strength every day. I can only surmise that the love of the Father, demonstrated through the love of his parents, touches him every moment and gives him such strength.
I pray still, that there will be healing, and that in all things His will will be done. That is hard for me to say as I have not had such great faith. But I have seen that its possible through you, and I have hope.

Janice Rando

Steve Bradshaw said...

Hang in there guys! God is working on things and all wwil be well soon! Gods plan is always the best plan. He plans on showing all those watching his awesome power. We lift Isaac up in prayer daily as a family .....we love you.....all 3 of you....your friend Steve

The Bradshaws

Karen Motley said...

Praise God for healing, stability & improvement!

God hears our prayers and He knows your hearts desire for complete healing for Isaac. He is such an amazing little angel that is working very hard to spread the word of God's love to people all over the world. I praise His name for He has blessed us all with Isaac and his wonderful parents, Patience & Jordon. I continue to lift you all up in prayer and I ask for miraculous healing, in Jesus name, for Isaac.

I thank you in advanced God for all of the answered prayers and blessing in which you plan to give us. I pray for strength, wisdom, understanding, comfort & peace for this family. Allow them to feel Your presence and seek your face through each and everyday. In your precious name, Amen.

I love all three of you and am praying for you!



Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord that Isaac has been stable these last two days! I pray the CT scan will provide answers to better help the doctors. I'm glad Isaac has been able to get some peaceful rest; I hope you and Jordan are finding time to rest also.

Love in Christ,

Anonymous said...

God continues to show us daily he loves us, and is awesome! Thank you Jesus for the peaceful nights of rest and the bonding happening between Isaac, Jordan and Patience. Thank you for the prayers and glory being given to you through this church body (both near and far). This family is such a light of faithfulness for others and we are all so blessed to see your miracles through the loving eyes of your servants. Please continue, Father God, to heal little Isaac, and provide emotional and physical strength for Jordan and Patience through each new day. Continue working with the doctors and nurses, as they work not only with Isaac, but with the other little children currently in your care. We love you God!

Peace be with you Jordan and Patience!

Laurie, Larry, Jayme and Shannon Yaw

Anonymous said...

You are all in my prayers tonight. God will bless and keep you..I know in my heart His Will will be done.

Christy said...

patience and jordan,
i just wanted to let you guys know that your story has reached me all the way in bradenton, fl from a few of your friends. my church family and myself will be praying for little issac and we will speak his healing with you all. God bless you three!! peace be with you. warmest, christy marshall

Anonymous said...

Hey!! Was it you that was asking me about the government grants website? well anyway, here it is... Grants I'm headed back to Cali this weekend, gotta get warm! :)

Kat~Red Robin said...

So much for one little child to go through. My love and prayers are in the wind. May the angels guard over him. xx

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am Jenna Burja. I'm from RVR I met your sister Corrine as my counselor. My sister and I became very close with your sister and we even became the best of friends with her. She helped save my sister and I and I just can't thank her enough for that I don't know what I would have done without her. I remeber it like it was yesterday when you and your husband came to visit her. She came running up to me screaming full of excitement "Jenna, Jenna I'm gonna be an Aunt." At this point, I was so excited, I yelled and jumped up and down with her. I felt like I was apart of your family weird I know and especially for a sixteen year old teenager living away telling you this. You're so strong a=in your faith you have all encouraged me. I just want to say thank you. Oh by the way, my Mother is now officially divorced and our Fatheris not allowed to have any contact with us. Not to forget, I know you're going through a rough time and when I'm going through a rough time, I say the Lord's Prayer and also my favorie the Serenity Prayer that my Grandmother taught to me when I was younger. God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference. Just to let you know, ever since I found out of your's and your son's conditions, my mom and I have been praying for you and still are.