Thursday, July 19, 2007

20 Weeks with Hiccups...

As of 8 o'clock this morning, Jordan & I were packing up for our vacation to the beach. Nursing all set up & Maima in the loop for watching Isaac, we were headed to Holden Beach for a much needed break, just the two of us, since December. Isaac has done very well up to that point, 20 weeks old & now weighing 12 lbs 2 oz at the doctors yesterday. Growing strong & coming more alive each day. I was writing up an update post for the blog to report how well Isaac was doing before we ventured off to the beach.

And then the phone rang...

During yesterday's pediatrician appointment, labs were drawn to check his electrolyte levels since adjusting some of his meds. Results came back with sodium & chloride in dangerously low ranges to the point of putting him at risk for seizure activities. This shocked us as he's been amazing over the past few days. So instead of the beach, we're back in Chapel Hill awaiting a PICU bed to open up. We're not sure why his levels are so out of whack & are praying for wisdom in discerning the root of the problem. Jordan & I are praying for a quick resolution to Isaac's condition without additional complications.

For now, the beach will have to wait...


Anonymous said...

We are praying that it's just that "a minor hiccup".

Carlyn said...

Little Isaac ... I pray that God will heal your little body ... your electrolyte levels, your heart, just everything. God, give them peace in this trial. Give them a calm spirit as they endure this next trial. Wrap your arms around all three Leinos as they wait patiently for your healing touch.

In Christ, Amen

Anonymous said...

I hope Isaac gets better soon. I pray that it is just a minor hiccup. I pray that God will give him a healing touch.

Alli Tiner

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Hi there,
I'm so sorry to hear Isaac's levels are a bit off - it must have been a real shock for you - especially as he's been so well. I hope it's just a minor blip and will be straightened out really soon so you can get away for a much-needed break.
Take care now, holding you in our prayers as always, and watching out for the next blog update.
With love,
Alison, Pete and Charlie xxx

Anonymous said...

We had lunch with your mom today Jordan and got the update. We are sorry to hear about your vacation having to go on hold as I know you need it badly too. We pray it will be resolved soon and you can be on your way again. We love you and pray for you all the time.
Love, Aunt Berta

The Eckerts said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your set back. I can't imagine how tempting the beach trip was. We will be praying that your sweet boy's levels will get back to normal very soon and you'll all be home once again.

Anonymous said...

We will be praying for Isaac. Hopefully it is just a "minor hiccup" and you guys can take that much needed beach trip soon.

Love & Prayers,

Hilary & Bryant

Anonymous said...

We are praying for Isaac to make a quick recovery to where he can be home again.

God Bless,
Al & Holly

Amanda Boyle said...

I will be praying. Praying for Isaac & for the two of you to have strength, endurance, and peace.

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Wow, the enemy really has the ability to yank the rug out from underneath you. Or maybe God is thinking all of us are growing complacent in our faith. Either way, give Isaac a big hug from the Witcher family and tell him we will begin the prayer chains.

We pray that the break you have given up will be multiplied a few weeks down the road with even greater blessings.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that Isaac is back in the hospital. However, we know who we trust in, I have faith that our Lord Jesus will get him through this one as well. We will keep Isaac in our prayers and of course, you guys as well.

God Bless You!
Sam, Dianett & Melo

Gale said...

Hi Kids,

I was surprised to hear that Issac was back at UNC again. I'm praying for all of you and I know there is no other place you would rather be than at Isaac's side.
He is blessed to that the wonderful parents he has.

I will be looking forward to being with you guys again soon. It has been a real joy to be in your presence. God Bless you!


Anonymous said...

You guys amaze us with your strength. We are praying God will take care of Isaac's electrolyte levels. We are also praying that you two have a much needed break in the very near future.

Many Blessings,
Robby & Betty Ann Tilson

Jane-Jane said...

I'm praying for a quick hospital stay and for you guys to spend some time away. Keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that you two won't at this time be able to get away for your much needed R&R.
But Praise God that things were unfolded prior to your leaving and that despite the hiccup, Isaac has been feeling/looking and doing well. I love to look @ the family picture of you all -- everyone so joyful looking.
Will be praying for levels to get back within the norm so baby can be back home soon.

Anonymous said...

Today I prayed for a miracle for your sweet little Isaac. God bless the Leino family!

My love and prayers are with you,

Joan Parks