Wednesday, May 02, 2007

One O.R. Trip + Two Procedures = Progress


As you know, Isaac will return to the O.R. tomorrow for a tracheostomy. While under general anesthesia, he will also have a G-tube put in place to help with feeds. In light of his cleft palate, the pending trach, & having an ET tube in his mouth since birth, the medical team has wisely determined that a G-tube would most benefit Isaac at this point for feeds. Having never been fed orally combined with the risk of food aspiration, the G-tube will allow him to receive nutrition directly into his stomach & thus optimizing his nutrition. Once Isaac's palate is repaired, we'll be able to work on teaching him to swallow & feed by mouth. We're thrilled that Isaac will be able to undergo both procedures in one trip to the O.R., thanks to the efforts of his doctors in coordinating the two.

We are deeply grateful for the excellent medical team caring for our sweet boy. They continue to give not only phenomenal care & advice, but also heartfelt compassion & care for our family. Join us in prayer for Isaac's fifth round of surgeries - for smooth procedures & quick recovery. Both the trach & G-tube are steps forward towards home.

25 comments:

Jacob said...

What wonderful news! Thank you for the continual updates. We will be praying for the things you mentioned!

Anonymous said...

I am enjoying following Issac's journey. I like everyone else check the blog many times a day. He is so cute. I will be praying for the three of you tomorrow as well as the medical team

Anonymous said...

The Lord is faithful to only give us as much as we can bear- having both surgeries at once is such a blessing- little Isaac will continue to be in my prayers! Love you guys! Angela Carl

Anonymous said...

It's great to hear that wonderful news. I'm praying for Isaac and will be all day tomorrow. I hope the procedure go's well tomorrow. Thanks for taking time to post updates and pictures on here. God will be with Isaac and the medical team when he has the procedures done tomorrow.

Sue said...

Thank you for the updates....you all are a huge part of my day. We will keep praying for all of you.
Patience- I soo miss hearing you sing. luv y'all like Jesus!

dianett said...

Praise the Lord!

It's so nice to hear good news, I will continue praying for little Isaac and you guys.

God Bless You!
Dianett & Sam

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you, and your little guy as well as so many people here in North Dakota. It is great news that this will make progress to bring him home soon!

In Christ,
Kevin and Elisa Westlund

Anonymous said...

Praying for the drs. that the presence of God fills the room during the surgery. Praying for continued peace, rest and strength for the two of you.

Anonymous said...

GOOD TO HEAR. WE WILL BE IN PRAYER TOMORROW FOR BOTH PROCEDURES AND A QUICK RECOVERY.

Anonymous said...

yeah! one step closer to home :) can't wait to meet the little booger. It is so amazing to see Jordan at church worshipping, it makes us smile when we watch him. We can't wait to see you Patience, it's been so long. hang in there it will be soon. love ya lots!! XOXO- shawn & julie!

Julie said...

Our church here in Arnold, MD continues to pray for Issac's healing. God bless you as you patiently wait for Him to work His perfect will.
Love, Julie Coleman

Anonymous said...

We have Issac on our family and friends prayer list. We will offer up a prayer for all three of you tonight and tomorrow. We will also pray that God give wisdom to the doctors.

God Bless,

The Tilson's

Lynn & Ronnie said...

Wonderful news! Sweet Isaac is simply adorable. We will be praying tomorrow for both procedures. Hang in there Isaac will be home before you know it. God is good and He will be guiding the surgeons tomorrow. We love you, Lynn & Ronnie

Jen and David said...

Isaac is such a precious little fighter and gift from God. We will be with you in our hearts and in our prayers tomorrow as you are everyday.

Anonymous said...

Father,
Tomorrow,may your eyes be their eyes, your hands be their hands, a glimpse of your wisdom be their wisdom,and when all is said and done, may Issac come out stonger and healthier than ever before. Thank you in advance for what you are about to do in his precious life and for incredible parents trusting him in the Master's hands. Amen!
Stefani McFarland

Patty Honeycutt said...

I'll be praying tonight, tomorrow, and into the future for Isaac and his precious Daddy and Mama.

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Father, I am just sitting in awe of you right now... of how far Issac has come in just a few weeks. What a precious precious life.

Protect him tomorrow from ANYTHING that could go wrong. Give the doctors wisdom and steady hands and optimal conditions for a perfect and miraculous surgery. May the doctors and nurses continue to stand in awe of you. My many come to know You and maybe even come to C3 because they need a place like C3. I praise You for all you have done and are still doing through this situation.

You are so awesome, and I stand with arms high and heart abandoned...

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray for Isaac's needs as always. Jordan, you rocked tonight and it was so good to see you.

Our love to all of you,
Jim & Carol

Anonymous said...

My prayers will be with Isaac and the medical team for a very successful surgery today and an easy recovery for little Isaac. My prayers will also be with your family for comfort and calmness during your wait. God Bless you all.

Anonymous said...

Praise God for the wonderful news. And these pics of baby Isaac are so wonderful - he's such a great looking baby; with such gorgeous eyelashes.
Last nite, I was thinking of how people have impact (this from C3 church last nite). Baby Isaac has impacted so many lives - unknowingly by him - that it just filled me with amazement at how God is using Him at such a young age. Using him to bring people to prayer, to grow in faith and in so many different areas. And the great way the two of you, Jordan & Patience, humble yourselves to the Lord during this journey in being such faithful servants to our ever merciful, loving Father.
May Peace be with you all today and the following days of recovery while God continues to work in baby Isaac. And Praise God for giving such a medical team that takes all of you in their hearts; may they be feeling the "heart" of God as well as they see His works.

The Figs said...

Father, we are agreeing with Your Church this morning on Isaac's behalf. You are in complete control of the surgery, the medical staff & the outcome. Thank you because by this technology we are able to speak as one tongue, one mind, one spirit, one body.

In Jesus' precious name, a name that is above all names & under which every knee will bow & every tongue confess, that He is Lord for the glory of the Father. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Praying...

Anonymous said...

My family, friends, church and many churches around Virginia are continuing to pray for you and your family daily. Never give up, we are right here with you! Even though we have never met we are thinking of you!! Love, Krystan Phelps

The Atkinson 6 said...

Your faith is amazing!
Your strength is inspiring!
Your love is enduring!

Patience, we miss you! We miss seeing you on stage with Jordan singing and praising our wonderful God! You are with us in spirit and I hope we are all with you!

Jordan, it was an awesome time last night! The worship team ROCKED! Thank you for leading us in praising Jesus!


Please let us know how the procedures are going and know that we are with you.


Many Blessings,
David and Erika

Anonymous said...

How wonderful to have clarity and know that things are moving in the right direction for Isaac to gain strength (and head home)! We pray that everythig goes perfectly and that God guides the doctors' hands and mind tomorrow! God's peace and rest to you all!