Monday, May 21, 2007

Game Plan

Its amazing to think that "home" is even in the discussions for Isaac's care now. Hopefully, if everything continues the course & Isaac doesn't throw us for any more loops, we'll be heading home in about a month or so! God is so faithful!

Goals for this week are as follows: establish full feeds through the GJ tube, transition to the home vent, & avoid infection. Join us in praying for these things. So far, Isaac is halfway to his goal feeds, but has spit up bile several times throughout today. We're currently working to determine the cause of this gag & reflux pattern.

Our strong boy is making progress, one baby step at a time. We praise God for all He has done in our lives & all He has yet to do.


Anonymous said...

How exciting!! I check on little Isaac often, and could not be happier for all!! I will continue to pray:)

anita said...

Praise the Lord, Kids! Woohoo! Love y'all!

Anonymous said...

Jordan, Patience & Isaac: Thank you so much for sharing so very openly this faith walk you have been on for these 12 weeks! You have allowed God to shine through you and blessed us as a result!
Thank you!
Still praying, Amy from Indiana.

Anonymous said...

So glad at the good news. Still praying for Isaac and you two.

Love you guys,
Jim and Carol

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

I have come to this blog today, and for the first time I am speechless. I just can't think of anything to say. God is so awesome I am speechless. My son Austin (age 4) prayed this at dinner, "Thank you God for Baby Isaac and thank you that he will get to come home soon." I thought, you "name it and claim it baby!" Oh if we all had the faith of a child.

Oh Lord God, most powerful above all, we are so privileged to pray for Baby Isaac and to be a part of this miracle.

We pray that you would continue this amazing process and: establish full feeds through the GJ tube, transition Isaac to the home vent, & that you would protect his little body against any infection during this process. We also pray that you would lead the doctors to determine the cause of his gag & reflux pattern.

...and we just thank you and thank you and thank you for what you have given this family. We love you Lord!

Anonymous said...

Praise God ,Praise the wonderful staff, Praise the wisdom and power of both. Praise all the thousands who refused to stop praying, Praise those when the path looked really bleak began to fast for your sweet little boy.Paitence and jordan thank-you for sharing your journey with us thus far.I personally have been blessed reading your blogg and the prayers offered up in his name.I am a member of c3 and I hope to be there for his dedication (standing room only)I feel a sigh of relief comming out of Chapel Hill. We're still praying Debra W.

Anonymous said...

Leino Family-
Just wanted to let you all know that my family and friends from church have been praying for you all. What a reminder that God still does miracles. Thank you so much for allowing us to share in the blessing that Issac is for your family. God is faithful and awesome! I get such a great high when I come here and read how GOd is working in the life of a 12 week old. Thank you again for the blessings you are to me and my fam. Love in Christ alone, Shawna and friends/fam in Tahlequah, OK

jenna ramsey said...

I am so happy to hear the great news that has developed over the past week! I have been following your story faithfully. It is funny how many similiar trials and hurdles both of our boys red haired, blue eyed boys have had to overcome in the past few months. I pray for you all everynight and know that God is holding you and Issac in the palm of His hand.

Jenna Ramsey

Jane-Jane said...

Praising God in SC!!! I'm sending the prayers go up several times a day for your family! Thanks for keeping us posted! Give Isaac a hug for all of us in blog world!

Anonymous said...

Praise God! I check on Isaac daily for updates and am so incredibly overjoyed to hear that the home word is being used! As a mom of a heart baby who was hospitalized the first twelve weeks of his life, I can totally relate to what you are going through! These little boys of ours are amazing!!! I will continue to pray for Isaac!


Anonymous said...

Praise God! That is awesome news, and we will keep praying for Isaac to get stronger and be able to come home soon.

Our God can do anything!

In Him,
Bruce, Cindy and David

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus!!!!!!

The Atkinson 6 said...

God never changes, yesterday, today, or forever!

He is soo good!

Going home...I bet you can not wait! We are with you continuously in prayers and thoughts!

David and Erika

The Figs said...

You guys have made my morning. GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!HALLELUYA! IN THE HIGHEST! We will continue to raise up Isaac and both of you in prayer. We love you guys so much, you may never know how much :)

The Figs said...

ditto to what mike just said before me. don't think y'all have any idea just how much your journey is affecting people & changing lives. what a story God is writing for isaac.


Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! I am continuing to pray for your sweet boy and I praise the Lord for His evident hand in Isaac's life. Love you guys!
Love, Angela Carl

Anonymous said...

That's so exciting that you are talking about taking Isaac home! We will continue praying. Our thoughts, prayer and love is with you all.

Rick and Shelia

Anonymous said...

Praise God for being faithful to His word. I dont think I will ever stop praying for little Isaac. I love you guys and patience, we ALL want to see you come home. We miss you!



God is awesome!! I am so xcited for you guys and am still praying. I love you guys so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Amen to that!! I will continue to pray for your sweat boy!

a.ballard said...

what good news!this is probably the best news you have had or shared thus far! i don't really know what to say but wow!i continue to pray for you and your all always on my mind.what a long hard road and you have all really come so far!just think the road gets so much longer as parents!you have so much to look forward to!just to come home is the first step right now!God has blessed you all so much and he continues to work.I had talked to jordan one sunday and told him who i was and that i have become so stuck on your blog that i feel like i am know emotionaly anyways...but i want to let you know i am cheering you on go baby Issac and good luck with everything!

Anonymous said...

Praise God!! We are sooo thankful for the Lord's hand in your sweet little boys life. What an amazing journey of faith and trust you have shared with the world. What wonderful parents baby Isaac has!!

Anonymous said...

Praying always from GA.:)

Anonymous said...

Praise The Lord!!!!! for the many miracles He has given to Isaac. This blog has taught us that God never gives up no matter what. Our God is so wonderful and amazing.
Lord, we come to You again to pray for Isaac. We pray for the establishment of full feeds, transition to the home vent, and no new infections. Most of all, a foward outlook towards home. We also pray for the much needed rest for Patience & Jordan, because when they do get to go home, their journey will begin all over again. Thank you Patience for your courage and love in our Lord, and for sharing your journey with us. No matter what part of the world we all are in, we are all your family in Christ. Baby Isaac has the best parents in the world, and your faith is so inspiring. Love and prayers to you all.
Always Praying,
Pam- Chesapeake, Virginia

Anonymous said...

We are so happy for you guys! We will continue to pray that everything heads in the right direction for Isaac, as well as you and Jordan, to head home. It is so amazing how far he has come. What a strong little boy he is and what a wonderful God we have!

Love & Prayers,

Bryant & Hilary

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,

I am SOOOOOOOOO very happy for you two. I know this has been one of the longest journeys the two of you have ever had to travel. However, you are also stronger in your faith and wiser. You have learned to trust God more deeply and you have advanced to a higher level in your understanding of the power of prayer and perseverance. You two have stood strong through it all - what a powerful witness you have been to the Body of Christ. I can only imagine what kind of damage Isaac is going to do to the kingdom of hell when it's his turn to strike - HALLELUJAH!

Rebecca VanderWerff

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!!! Mighty Healer!!! What awesome uplifting news! We are so happy that things are heading toward "home" and with prayer and patient understanding maybe it will be sooner than later! How exciting! Keep us updated as to how we can continue in prayer and we will do it!!
Yahoo!!! We love ya guys!

Laurie, Larry, Jayme & Shannon Yaw

Anonymous said...

Thats good to here. Praise God!

Anonymous said...

home! sweet! Praise God!

c3 student

Anonymous said...

Martha often sends an update on your little guy. Just read some of the comments people have left. Wow, what a witness his little life is already!!! Just want you to know that we are praying for you too.
God bless, Cindy and Dave Grunert
P.S. Our Tim is less than one month away from being a senior.

Anonymous said...

praise the Lord that Isaac will be going home soon!