Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Diaphragm Surgery Tomorrow

Isaac will undergo surgery tomorrow afternoon to placate his diaphragm. Basically, the surgeon will go in through Isaac's ribs & stitch down the eventrated (bowed) portion of his diaphragm to where it ought to be. This will allow the diaphragm as a whole to function more efficiently & thus be able to breathe deeply on his own. This will also enable the medical team to better determine whether or not a trach is necessary as it takes the diaphragm issue out of the equation.

So please be praying for our sweet boy tomorrow afternoon! Though this will not be nearly as severe as the open-heart procedure, all surgery carries risk & Isaac is still weak from being so sick. Our prayer is for Isaac to successfully make it through this surgery & then move towards extubation.

Also, Isaac has experienced some difficulties this afternoon. His lactate is now 6.7 & his oxygen saturations have been hanging in the 60's/low 70's. They've increased his oxygen levels slightly to bring up the O2 sats & have stopped his breastmilk feeds for now to see if the lactate will go back down. His nurse will draw another blood gas in a few hours to see how he has responded to these changes. So keep praying..

On a lighter note, today is Jordan's birthday!! My amazing husband is 24 today, so be sure to congratulate him on another awesome year. :)


Anonymous said...

Oh we surely will be praying that everything will goes well in tomorrow's sugery. We pray that God will heal his little body and let him grow stronger each and every day!! Happy Birthday Jordan

Crystal Nichols said...

Happy Birthday, Jordan!

We will definitely be praying for all of you, but especially little Isaac and the medical team. May the Great Physician guide and direct the surgeon's hands during the procdure and give you all peace. You all are in our thoughts and prayes.

Dianett said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!

We will definately be praying for little Isaac. We pray that God will guide the doctors and nurses attending him. May our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified through it all.


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Jordan,
Happy birthday to you!

And what a great gift God has given you in Isaac!

Praying you all have a great day, tomorrow, and always!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!!!

We will keep praying for all of you!!


Anonymous said...


We are and have been constantly praying. I know God will carry Isaac through.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jordan from Bryant and Hilary! :o)

We will keep Isaac in our prayers tomorrow.

Love & Prayers,

Bryant & Hilary

Ana said...

Happy Birthday Jordan,

Enjoy your day with your wonderful wife and precious son.

Love you guys

Fernanda & Patrick Veloso

The Atkinson 6 said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!

We are continuing to pray for your family and will pray that each person attending to Isaac will be an instrument of God. That they are used to heal Isaac and make this surgery a success!

Many Blessings!
David and Erika

Anonymous said...

Many prayers being lifted up for all 3 of you. Happy Birthday Jordan!!!

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDN!! What an awsome set of parents you two are.

We will be praying for Isaac as he has his surgery. God has gotten him this far and will not turn him loose now. Keep strong guys...there is light at the end of the tunnel.

We Love you,
Jim & Carol Canady (C3)

Anonymous said...

Will keep you all in our prayers for a successful surgery for Isaac and recovery to full health. Rest and strength for all. Wisdom and guidance for the doctors.

Have a blessed and happy birthday Jordan! 24! You are 15 years younger than me but have been through so much more in the past 6 weeks than I have in my whole life! You are a wonderful and faithful servant of God - never stop! Your beautiful son is blessed to have such a father (and mother!).

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!! What a gift to get to spend it with Isaac. We will continue to pray until Isaac gets to come home!!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Gatorfan!

We continue to pray for Isaac, the amazing work God is doing in his body and through your testimony, and for both of you!

R and K and the little nuts

Rhonda Garrett said...

Jordan - you are amazingly mature to be only 24! Thank you for your example of faith and courage through all this. Although I'm sure it's hard to concentrate on your birthday today, all of us who know you - even those of us who only know you through this blog - thank God for you. We trust that Patience will be able to give you a big blow-out birthday next year when everything is well and stable with little Isaac.

Rhonda Garrett

Anonymous said...

Jordan, my birthday wish for you is that Isaac will come through the surgery A-okay and that everything will work out the way it's supposed to. Also that his lactate will come down. I will continue to pray for Isaac.

Happy Birthday Jordan.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jordan! I will continue praying for Isaac and that all goes well tomorrow. I hope to meet all of you soon.

Love and Prayers,
Chris Arnold from Mango School

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jordan!!

God will continue to work miracles through your precious baby. Praise God for him and for his wonderful parents! My family and your C3 family are in constant prayer for you all!

Patty Honeycutt said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!

I'll be praying for a successful surgery tomorrow, and continued improvement in all areas for Isaac.

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for him and tomorrows surgery. Happy birthday Jordan:)

Anonymous said...

We're keeping you in our prayers - Happy Birthday, Jordan (Boy, you're young)! :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Jordan

We will continue to pray for all of You, with a special prayer for Baby Isaac as he undergoes the diaphragm surgery on tomorrow. We pray for your continual strenght and faith in God. God has a purpose for Baby Isaac coming into your life as well as others. I've witness God do the impossible in my life. I hope one day we will meet, but until then, we will continue to pray and believe God to bring Baby Isaac through every huddle. My mane is Yvette Smith (Larry's Mom).

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for Isaac tomorrow for a sucessful surgery and a fast healing time.

dEleAhhHHh. said...

We will have Issac in our hearts and prayers. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jordan from the Boyle Family.

Anonymous said...

We will have Isaac and the medical staff in our prayers tomorrow (and everyday). He has come so far and we have faith in our God that He will see him and the 2 of you through this. Stay strong in your faith.

Happy Birthday Jordan, what a wonderful gift to have Patience and Isaac to share it with.

Steven & Kristina

Anonymous said...

We will absolutely be praying for Little Issac tomorrow during his surgery and for each of the surgeon's. We know that God has a plan for your sweet boy and you guys have made me a much stronger christian by your faith and the miracles God has done with precious Issac. We love you all and Happy Birthday Jordan.
James and Amy

Anonymous said...

What a praise that little Isaac is here to celebrate his Daddy's birthday!

karen motley said...

Happy Birthday, Daddy J! :) Make sure Patience and Isaac sing to you!

I love all three of you with all of my heart, I thank God for the friendship that we have. Isaac will be in my prayers as he undergoes his surgery tomorrow. Just as God's word says in John 15:7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you."

God has great things in store for Isaac and I thank Him in advance for healing! :)

Anonymous said...


Happy Birthday, Jordan!

I love you, appreciate you, and am praying for your family!

The Old Chick on the Worship Team

Connie :)

Anonymous said...

I continue to think about you and your family. I have not visited the site in a while and have missed all the hurdles you have overcome in the past few weeks. It is very stressful and my heart goes out to you. I look at the pictures of your little guy and it brings back memories of years ago. I hope nothing but good news from here on out. Good Luck with the surgery tomorrow. I will be looking for an update.

fellow heart mommy,

Rhonda said...

Praise the Lord for the great miracles thus far. We will continue to pray. The Lord will be with you!
~Rhonda & Doug Peare & Family

Rhonda said...


Autumn :) said...


Isaac will be in our hearts and prays God will heal him!! Then we will turn all the grace back to God
I love yall
Love Always
Autumn :)

Lynn & Ronnie said...

Happy Birthday Jordan! How wonderful that you are able to spend it with Isaac & Patience. God is good!!!
We will continue in prayer and look forward to reading your next posting. Kisses to sweet baby Isaac and one on the cheek for Jordan. :-)
Lynn & Ronnie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!
Hope you get a great miracle for a gift from God, that being the healing of your son.
We love you

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jordan! May this day and every day be a "birthday" of celebration. This being as our Almighty God and Saviour continues to build strength and courage to the three of you as still yet the journey is being made and His healings come upon baby Isaac. As God's been doing for the last 6 weeks, may He continue to guide and bless the medical team with their hands/knowledge. As we are already aware & as its been proven even by the "med team" thru their amazement and awe, God is still in control and blessing all with his Amazing Healing Power - Praise You God! Our God is an Awesome God. And not only dpes he continually shows it through his Ultimate, unconditional love but he shows it by providing such great faithful people as the two of you.

Again, Happy Birthday Jordan. Be Blessed & even 24 year olds need rest sometimes so hope its gotten and peaceful. For Patience too.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jordan. You and Patience are amazing. We love you both.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jordan,
I,m glad to hear of the improvement in Baby Isaac. I know this morning will be tough, but The Lord will guide all hands that touch Isaac. I put all 3 of you on our prayer list Sunday at church, and I know there are many more people praying for you. Both you and Jordan are a real testament of your faith and the power of our God Almighty!!!!!! I am 41, and have not been able to have children thus far. Sometimes I really get down about it, but I know that God has a plan for me, just like He does for Isaac. Keep the Faith. I will continue to pray for You, Jordan,Isaac, and the medical team.
Pam, Chesapeake, Va.

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Heavenly Father,

We come to you today to lay Isaac at your feet again. We pray for a flawless surgery today, and we pray you would prepare his body for extubation. We ask that you would bring his lactate levels down and his O2 levels up. We ask that you would show the doctors and nurses what is causing his lactate and O2 levels to fluctuate so they can address the problem.

Father, we know you are so faithful, and have been these last 6 weeks of Baby Isaac's life. We know you will continue to be, and will take better care of him thatn any doctor. We love you and thank you for all you have done and all you are going to do.

Liz Ramos said...

Happy Birthday Jordan, Another year older and stronger. I have you, your wife and your precious little boy in my prayers. And a very special prayer for all the doctor, surgeon's and nurses attending little Issacs surgery.
God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!!!

You have so much to celebrate!

I'm believing that God will cause this surgery to correct the issue. As soon as I saw the mention of a trach, I immediately had a rise in my spirit against it.

Isaac is definitely in the hands of the Lord's surgical team. This little guy has been through so much, and has come so far. I know the two of you are extremely appreciative of what God has done for this baby. Also, I believe that the time is close for Isaac to be able to come home with you, completely healed.

Rest assured, you have far too many people praying for this little guy. I keep getting the lyrics of one praise song rolling through my spirit about the power of our prayers. "If one of us can put a thousand to flight, then two of us can send the legions fleeing." One person's prayers can stop the attack of a thousand demons, but two can stop a legion. You have an entire army going to bat for Isaac - HALLELUJAH!!!!!

This baby is so precious. I am so very happy for the both of you.

Rebecca VanderWerff

Anonymous said...

WOW, have you ever received this many Birthday wishes? Well, here is another..Happy Birthday Jordan! Its amazing to see how the the Church all over the world can come together and encourage one another. We continue to pray for you three! We love you!

Victoria said...

Happy Birthday Jordan!!

Anonymous said...

We are in VA this week visiting La...HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR JORDAN!!!!!.
The Boyd's love ALL of you and are praying constantly for you all this afternoon. The GREAT Physician will guide and direct the doctors and HE will give you peace. Isaac is our little fighter and we know that he is in God's hands...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Jordan!!!!

We are praying that the diaphragm surgery will be a success and that Isaac will get stronger with each passing day. Your faith is so strong and there is so much prayer for Isaac's healing going out. We can't wait to see what God has in store for Isaac!

Elizabeth, Greg, Justin & Kelsey Parsons/C3