Sunday, April 22, 2007

Eight Weeks Young

Where has the time gone? Isaac is eight weeks old today! What a journey this little one has already been on. While the past two months have been some of the most challenging in our lives, we wouldn't trade them for anything as we've fallen more in love with our son with each passing day.

At this point, our main areas of focus are his blood infection & edema. The staph infection in Isaac's blood is being treated aggressively by two antibiotics to hopefully eliminate the infection before he becomes very sick again (septic). In the past, he has become sick very quickly once an infection presented itself, so we're following this very closely in hopes of stopping severe problems before they begin. Also, Isaac has become quite puffy again over the past several days, so we're working to diurese him back to a normal fluid balance. He is no longer in withdrawl from weaning his sedation meds as the team has found his sweet spot. After a day of resting, we will slowly work to wean him further over the course of several days. Once these issues resolve, we can return our focus back to extubation.

So main areas needing prayer & attention:
::elimination of staph infection in his blood & protection from it spreading to the rest of his systems
::successful reduction of excess fluids in Isaac's body without causing stress to his kidneys
::further weaning from sedation meds in preparation for extubation
::successful extubation & strength in Isaac's lungs to hopefully remain off the vent


Anonymous said...

Happy 2 month Birthday, Sweet Isaac!! Our prayers and hopes for a bright and healthy future are with you! You are beloved in God's sight, and loved by so many more of us who are praying for you and your parents. God's blessings to you...
Nancy S.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday........ what a two months it's been for the 3 of you.... I thought of you all morning while Pastor Matt taught about patience and the story in the Bible of Isaac.... how fitting of a sermon and a time for the message...... you've all 3 shown the most patience through this ordeal and I'm sure it's not always easy, but you seem to get stronger with each obstacle. We are constantly thinking of and praying for all of you. Jimmy and Sharon Jackson

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Little Gator!
We keep praying and praising.
Nathan and Ben (and family)

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Patience, it's so good to see you! You don't look like you've been through the toughest 8 weeks of your life. My 3 yr old daughter gave me a great compliment. She said it was me in that picture with baby Isaac.

We are still in the battle with you and continue to be amazed at how God has and is still using this situation in mine and my family's life. It has grown us in ways we never could have imagined and then we have applied what we have learned to our own spiritual battles. You guys have been such a blessing.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet picture! We will continue to pray!

Love & Prayers,

Bryant & Hilary


Hey guys!!
I heard that you were at church Wednesday night, but I couldnt get over there to see you!! I miss you guys!! I am still praying hard for Isaac. Love you Guys!!

Anonymous said...

We are praying and trusting God in all this...Happy Birthday sweet baby boy.

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for you and lift the three of you up to our Father. May God be with you each.

The Atkinson 6 said...

That is a beautiful picture!

May Jehovah Raffa place His healing hand on that precious child and lift all aliments and infections away!

We are all still keeping Isaac and you both in our prayers through connect groups, email, word of mouth, and in our own daily walk.

We miss you Patience, and pray for your continued strength and amazing faith!

Jordan it was great to have you lead worship Saturday night!

Many Blessing!
David and Erika

Patty Honeycutt said...

Thank you Patience for the picture of you and Isaac. Now I can put you on the refrigerator too!

Why don't we call for another day of corporate prayer and fasting for the issues you listed in this last post. It was a powerful day for me spiritually the last time we did, and it was such an honor to do this on your behalf. Prayer and fasting is always powerful, but I believe it is even more so when a body of believers do it together. It is just a thought, and for sure it would be your decision.

It was wonderful to see Jordan at church Sunday night. It will be even more wonderful when it is all three of you there together.
With much love and many prayers,

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Heavenly Father,

I join Jordan & Patience and the many other believers who are believing in your complete healing of Isaac. We pray specifically for the elimination of the staph infection in his blood & protection from it spreading to the rest of his systems.

We pray for a successful reduction of excess fluids in Isaac's body without causing stress to his kidneys, and further weaning from sedation meds in preparation for extubation.

We finally cry out to you for a successful extubation & strength in Isaac's lungs to remain off the vent. We wait in expectation for you. We love you Lord!

The Eckerts... said...

What a gorgeous picture! Happy birthday little boy! You and your mommy look so in love :)