Monday, July 23, 2007

Praying for a Miracle...

Saturday night bore a heavy blow. What began as a trip to the hospital for a sodium imbalance took a severe turn that no one saw coming. Our Isaac needs a supernatural miracle.

Finding our boy dehydrated, he was given IV fluids to correct his fluid balance. But once this occurred, he spend two days with oxygen sats in the 40's & 50's. Through tests & observation, we ruled out the respiratory system as being the cause of this. Dr. Blair Robinson, Isaac's cardiologist, did a bedside echocardiogram to fully assess his heart. What he found took us by surprise & has brought a great heaviness to our hearts.

As you know, Isaac has one ventricle doing the job of two, pumping blood to both the lungs & the body. The strain of bearing the load for the whole heart has caused the heart muscle to thicken considerably, making it difficult for his heart to fully fill. Also, the pulmonary artery (from the heart to the lungs) is a third the size as it should be. This significanly limits the amount of blood his heart can pump to the lungs to be oxygenated. His heart is working very hard to function & is not growing as it should.

Bottom line - as it is right now, Isaac does not qualify for either the next stage of surgery nor a heart transplant. His body would not survive either. His current status leaves him without options &, if nothing changes, only a month or two left to live.

We need a miracle! There is nothing medicine can do to help him. We are doing our best to give him the best nutrition & medicines to optimize his chances to grow. But as things are now, his heart is burning all those growing calories to simply function day to day. If ever there was a time for prayer, this is the time!

Our hearts grieve with this news. Sadness was written on the doctors' faces as they conveyed the reality of Isaac's situation. Thankfully, he's back home now with family & familiar surroundings. Whatever God choses, we find our boy in a win/win situation. If God intervenes in a supernatural way & heals his heart - either completely or enough to have the next surgery - then He will be glorified & Isaac will remain with us! Our hearts long for this! But should God decide to take him home, then we rejoice that Isaac will be with Jesus, face to face - free of tubes & tests & struggles. He won't know hurt or disappointment or limits. But still, we pray for the miracle!!!

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Anonymous said...

I will continue to pray for your family and precious Isaac! Isaac has touched the lives of so many around the world and now we will come together in prayer once again to boldly ask for the supernatural miracle that he needs in Jesus name.

Anonymous said...

I declare today a day of fasting and prayer for Isaac. Those who are able please do so in Jesus name for our buddy Isaac. We've grown accustomed to his face and would love a chance to watch him grow his relationship with the Lord.

Jesus Loves the little children All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.

Leino family ~ continue to pray for that miracle. He will come through even if it's not the miracle we request. We love you and are forever grateful that you are sharing God's story for Isaac with all of us.

Anonymous said...

i was on facebook and saw that patience was praying for a miracle and i had to come read to see just what kind of miracle. ive learned through isaac that god does amazing things beyond what we expect. so for now we leave sweet isaac in your hands god and we pray like we never have before. we pray that isaac and his parents are blessed with his survival and we thank you god becasue you are the great healer.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Patience and Jordan,
I don't know what to say. For once I am at a loss for words. I read your post with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes. Your amazing faith and testimony is shining through even now, although you must be at a loss to know what to do.
My father once said to me, 'when there's nowhere left to turn, look up' and that is the best thing to do, as you know only too well.
We will be praying in earnest for you and little Isaac, hoping that, God willing, his heart will recover enough for the next stage of surgery. We will also be praying that you are given continued strength to deal with every circumstance put before you.
God Bless you both, and little Isaac too.
With love, and our continuing prayers and support,
Alison, Pete and Charlie xxx

'When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows, like sea billows roll,
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to know,
It is well, it is well with my soul.'

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray for your sweet boy...

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience, I sit reading this post, tears in my eyes and a heart that is breaking. We will be in prayer that the miracle that only God can perform comes to fruition and Isaac's heart be healed. Your little guy has gone through so much already. I know that God already knows the outcome and I know His Will is perfect and He has already shown us that there is nothing to big for Him. I pray that He comfort and guide the two of you and continue to draw you to Him in this time of desperation. I pray that the Dr's. are wrong. I pray for your families. Thank you for the update and your prayer request will be lifted up by thousands around the world to our Mighty God, all in the name of Isaac Jordan Leino.

Love in Christ,
Steven & Kristina Harrell

Anonymous said...

We are praying with you--we serve a God of miracles!

Anonymous said...

From what you all wrote in this post, it seems the Dr.s are left with the conclusion that they cant do anything, but that brings God more glory for whatever happens. HE has the power to comfort little Isaac's body and HE has the power to heal if he so chooses. We are praying for Isaac and for you both.

Kristen said...

We are praying hard!!!

Anonymous said...

Praying with you and for you.

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking right now and my eyes are filled with tears. God is amazing the way he works. Your never ending strength, courage and faith are an inspiration to me. I will be praying for Isaac and for his amazing parents. God bless you all.

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Father,

We come to you today to lay Isaac at your feet. We love you Lord and know that all things work together for your glory especially when one walks with you. Lord, we would hate to have walked this far only for you to take Isaac from us...but Your ways are not our ways.

I remember a verse You gave to me in this situation, and I am going to trust You for that miracle. Strengthen Isaac's body to withstand a surgery or a transplant. That is no big deal to You who created his being in his mother's womb.

You always want to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, so we ask that you would do that here.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for a miracle.

Alli

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray with you that God will grant Baby Isaac a miracle. We know through God ALL things are possible. We also continue to pray for you Jordan and Patience. You two are just amazing and have shown so many of us what true faith and strength in our Lord is.
God Bless!

erika said...

Please know - you're in our thoughts. I wish I could say or do more.

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,
I just read the blog and my heart is aching for you. You both have been inspirations for many as you have shown supernatural strength and faith through all of this.
Isacc is a precious little boy that has brought many people together in prayer over the past few months. Isaac is a strong little fighter. I pray that with God's healing touch, that he is able to overcome this also so that he can have his next surgery and be back home with you again.

May God bless you, and give you strength.

Al B.

Anonymous said...

We are praying for you Isaac! May God lay his healing hands on you.

Patty Honeycutt said...

Dear Jordan and Patience, my cousin had a child 23 years ago with a very similar heart condition. She was not supposed to live more than a few hours. She had several more issues as well. She surprised the doctors and lived past their initial expectations. She had many, many struggles and after each struggle the doctors again gave her parents the news "just a few more months to live." Every time, she defied their prognosis. She had extreme episodes where it looked like there was absolutely no way she could live ~ medicine was at the end of its ability to help. That is where God stepped in every time. She is now 23 years old and a walking miracle. She still has a heart condition and always will, but she is such a joy to her family. She is happy and lives a full life. All of this to let you know that miracles do happen again and again. Just because Issac has had more than one miracle doesn't mean he can't have more. But what a sweet assurance you have in Jesus that either way ~ whatever way God heals Isaac ~ he wins! Either here with you or with God in heaven, Isaac wins. I love you, and I am praying for you.
Patty

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan, I am reminded that God is a heart specialist...and that He shines in the impossible. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, O God, what You have prepared for those who love You." We serve a God of love and wisdom...He knows what's best...we're praying.

The Figs said...

God Almighty, we know that You are the God of the impossible. when medicine can no longer do, You step in, shine & do what You know how to do - glorify Yourself. all glory, honor & praise be to You, Jehovah Raffa - the Healer, Jehovah Gireh - our Provider, Jevoah Nissi - You raise a banner over us today & everyday. but most important of all, Jehovah Shalom - our Peace; shalom, shelem, shelek - the God of nothing broken & nothing lacking in You; complete wholeness.

we all come before You into the holy of holies. we enter boldly in the name of Jesus, name above all names, and just ask that Your peace abound and overflow in the leino/roddy family. supernatural strength for jordan & patience and especially, for baby isaac. they find themselves in the optimal situation & that is waiting for You to show up in a big way & do the impossible.

we praise you endlessly. thank you for the leino's. through them we've learned what resting in You really is. thank you for enriching our lives so much more through this beautiful & lovely family...........

Dzu said...

Praying for you guys

Anonymous said...

We love you, and are praying with you.
Brian & Kim

Laura said...

I know your heart must be breaking and there are no words to express what you are feeling right now. All i know to do is pray and that is what i am doing.

Monica said...

We are praying for Isaac and for the best possible outcome for him and for continued peace for you both.

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray for your sweet boy. I pray for you two also that you will find strength and peace. Finding endurance can be hard, but God will grant you the strength to make it through even your toughest days. I pray that God heals your little boy...Miracles can happen, I know you believe that.

alli tiner said...

Dear Lord,
We lift Isaac, Patience, and Jordan up to you right now and ask that you give them a miracle. I pray that his heart will get better and he will be able to have the next surgery or a transplant. Your the great physician and please be with them right now as they go through this time again. I pray that he will be able to shock the doctors again and get stronger and stronger. I pray that pretty soon he'll go back home again.

In Jesus Name'
Amen

heather.b said...

Your continued faith as kept me speechless as you have continued to go through trail after trail. At some point it would have been easy to loose perspective on who is in charge and a failing attempt to try to understand His ways, but He is a loving God who is faithful and true. Seeing your faith in him is beautiful. And Issac.. my goodness his smile is priceless! I know from your stories that this sweet little boy has touched so many hearts and continues to glorify God just by being him. I will continue to pray for him and fervently ask for a miracle that he may continue to bless us here on earth and glorify our Father's name. He's been a miracle baby so far it seems and I know God is with him. May He continue to bless you with His presence. Much Love and Prayers!

Anonymous said...

Jordan & Patience,
As I read your blog today, I felt my heart breaking for you, and tears filled my eyes. This must be incredibly difficult news to hear about your precious baby.
I am continually impressed by your faith that you display daily. I know God is proud of you both.
I will be praying for your miracle because I know you want to see your little guy move on to the next phase of surgery so he can have a chance. I know our Heavenly Father knows the desires of your heart. I will be praying for his body to become a candidate for surgery and that the two of you have continued strength to face the unknown challenges of tomorrow.
Keep the faith!
God Bless each of you, and my prayers are with you ~ Patience, Jordan, & Isaac.
Love,
Michelle Estrada

Anonymous said...

We pray very hard for this little guy and for the parents. He's a fighter....

anita said...

I love that you can still wrap your heart & mind around this "win/win" situation. What joy and pain and sorrow and love you have felt in the last few months... Your lives (and the lives of all of your faithful readers) will never be the same. I love you both. I love Sweet Baby Isaac. May the Lord's perfect will be done.
Anita

The Atkinson 6 said...

Our middle son heard me on the phone with David telling him to pray and ask others at work to pray.

Once I was off the phone he asked "should we pray too?" and of course I said "yes, we need to make sure everyone we know is praying for baby Isaac" and he said, "then let's pray!".

Our hearts are heavy for you all.

Let's pray!

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,

My eyes fill with tears as I read your lastest update. I pray that Isaac receives the miracle from God that we are all praying for. I pray that he is comfortable and without pain. I pray for continued strength for you and Jordan.

Lifting you in prayer,
Taneha and the rest of my family

Anonymous said...

praying...

Anonymous said...

kneeling with you in prayer...

Amanda B. said...

I believe we need to pray and fast like never before. This is the type of situation that only God can answer, & I believe He can & will do it, if it's in His will. I love you guys!

Laurie said...

PRAYING HARD FOR A MIRACLE!!!! Isaac is a fighter, and God is in charge. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,
My heart goes out to you now. Your faith has been such an inspiration to all of us. Baby Isaac will be in my prayers. My daughter's favorite verse came to mind after reading your update. "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid." God is with you right now and I pray that you draw strength and comfort from that. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Praying hard for another miracle.....

Adam and Nat said...

My heart is so heavy for you guys. It's been so amazing to see how far the Lord has brought you. I'm praying for a miracle. We love you guys.

Anonymous said...

Praying for little Isaac and for both of you as well. May God lay his healing hand on Isaac and give you the peace that passes all understanding.

Eric and Vicky Smith

Anonymous said...

Joining you in prayer from Colorado for your miracle.

May the Risen Christ touch you in a very special way today.

Rene said...

I just heard of your blog today from the PDHeart message board at TCHIN. I am so sad for you and I am praying, praying, praying that he will get the miracle he needs. What a sweet precious boy you have. He has wonderful parents and I know you will continue to do what is right for him. (((BIG HUGS)))

Anonymous said...

Psalms 5 1-3 says
"O Lord, hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly."
We pray, and we wait to see what God has in store for little Isaac.
We love you so much and our hearts are breaking for you.
aunt Berta

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you both are breathless with this latest news... I too could hardly believe what I was reading thru tear filled eyes... and yet you STILL say Isaac wins either way... I don't think I've ever seen faith like you two have displayed over some very tough hurdles. I pray feverently that God gives Isaac another healing miracle so he can make it to and thru the next surgery with success. And thank you again for sharing your precious child with us all.

Christ be with you,

Lindsay Arnold said...

The ENTIRE Boyd family is praying for you right now! Oh how we love you all and are amazed daily at your faith throughout this ordeal. You couldn't have said anything better than its a win/win...although it brought me to tears to hear it. We are on our knees for Isaac...God can do it...He is in control and holds Isaac in His hands! We love you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for Isaac, he had made such an impact in so many lives around the world. I pray that you keep your hands around him,Patience and Jordan. My prayer is a miracle, a miracle that will bring him out of this storm. Let your will be done Lord, in Jesus Name Amen.

Pam

Anonymous said...

You do not know me. I met you once, but have heard of you through many, many people. I have been praying for your dear son and will continue and will ask others as well. God healed me once, He can do it again!

Julie Miles said...

Patience and Jordan, you are in our prayers. Your faith and strength continue to amaze me. As I sit here reading today's blog with my eyes filling up with tears and a heavy heart, I pray a special blessing on your family. I can't imagine how hard this latest news has been for you. We don't know what God has planned next, and we hope for the best, but rest assured that His ways are better than our ways.

Praying God's will to be done in little Isaac's life and that God will get all the glory, honor and praise, no matter what the outcome is. Praise God that you're in good hands there at UNC and that the doctors are doing everything they know, but ultimately it's in God's hands and we can rest assured that He's bigger and stronger than any doctor or any medicine and that He will do what's best for Isaac.

Way to stay positive, knowing that whatever the outcome, it's going to be a win-win situation. I know that's got to be hard to think about and I'm proud of you for your faith and trust in God. When you named Isaac and dedicated him to God, and trusted God with his life, who would've guessed there would be this much of a test involved.

The day I found out about our baby's same diagnosis, I immediately prayed and gave him over to God as well, fully remembering the story of Abraham and Isaac. I only pray I have the same strength and faith as you once our son is born in 2 weeks.

Julie

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan, my eyes fill with tears as I read this news today. My family and I will be praying for you all and for God's will to be done. Your faith is amazing, and God will pull you guys through this one as well.

God Bless You!

Sam, Dianett & Melo

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for your sweet little boy. He is truly a doll and I hope for the best for him.

SidnieJonell said...

I will pray steadfastly for your little miracle. My 2 kids are also praying for Isaac as well. We attended C3 before we moved and you are blessed with a wonderful church family! I will fast tomorrow for your family. Prayer is a wonderful thing, so please just trust in the Lord, His plans are not ours and not always for us to understand, but He is a just and sovereign Father. God Bless!!

Amy Lewis said...

As a mother I can only imagine your heartache. I am praying for you and the precious gift the Lord has given you. Remain strong in Him and know that many of us are lifting Isaac up to Him, the true and Almighty Healer. May God bless you and your family richly and bring you through this trial.

Anonymous said...

May peace that passes all understanding surround you and your precious angel. God is the God of miracles. We will continue praying earnestly for His miracle.

Anonymous said...

"I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from God above, maker of heaven and earth" Psalm

Lord, we are praying for a supernatural miracle for sweet Isaac and his parents! What a blessing of faith and a testimony to your love they have been! Please heal Isaac if it is your will. You are a powerful God and You are all-knowing. We pray for comfort for Isaac and peace for Jordan and Patience. May they have rest, peace and lots of smiles with Isaac now and always! We give this precious family to you in YOUR name...Amen
Praying constantly...
Claire Adams and family <><

Anonymous said...

"Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who he has given us".
Romans 5:3-5
On our knees...
CA <><

Anonymous said...

He is in our prayers! best of luck to you guys

Suzanne Fish said...

Your faith and the testimony your family has demonstrated as been such a true example of total love and devotion for our Lord. Miracles still happen. My prayers are for the Lord to give each of you strength to see another day and those days turn into weeks, then months, and soon celebrating Isacc's one year birthday.

Anonymous said...

1 Peter 5:6-7
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you"

Praying for a miracle, I cannot imagine how heart-wrenching this turn of events is for your family.

God Bless!

Anonymous said...

God performs miracles; He is invincible! My prayers are in agreement with your family that your wonderful son will be fully healed. May he be surrounded by God's angels continuously, as you watch in amazement while he heals! In Jesus Mighty, Powerful Name. And thank you, Precious Lord, in advance for this miracle.

Anonymous said...

Prayers are lifted up for you from our family - and I've extended this to my community of Christian friends at work.

samekville said...

Patience, Jordan & Isaac... we are praying for you guys right now and passing it on to our friends and family, so they will be agreeing with us for Isaac's life. There is hope and joy knowing that God has Isaac in HIS hands. Nothing can take him away from that. Whatever the outcome, it is God's ultimate and best outcome. I pray for strength and for a miraculous turn of events that allows Isaac to live a full and happy life with his wonderful parents. Praise God for his life!

*marissa* said...

i will be praying for isaac and for you both. i pray for complete healing and restoration in the name of jesus. our trianglemommies group is praying for you!

Anonymous said...

My eyes fill with tears as I read your story but what is so amazing is your faith and how you say Isaac will be a winner either way. your family has touched me in an indescribable way. I too pray for a Miracle for your precious boy. You have shared him with the world, his story, his courage and the fight to keep going. Its all in GODS HANDS we lift Isaac up and let the Lord work his wonders. Take care, keep faith, and I will continuously be praying for your sweet Little Angel.

Staci Dwyer
Yonkers, NY

Anonymous said...

...and still we pray.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts grieve with you. We will pray for a miracle. God can do this! He is the Almighty Physician! He is our Creator. He knows your struggles. We will continue to pray for you and your family, and pray for the much needed miracle.

Anonymous said...

Praying and praying for Baby Isaac and completely in awe and inspired by your faith - May God continue to heal your son and bring peace to you all.

Anonymous said...

Dear Patience and Jordan

Our hearts ache for you both and for Isaac. We think The Lord's Prayer says it all - "Our Father..... Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven"

Much love, Uncle Bruce and Betsy
in Longmeadow, MA

Anonymous said...

Dear Patience and Jordan, My precious grandchildren. I, too, have a heavy and grieving heart and my eyes filled with tears as I read the latest news about Isaac.
How we would love for God to provide a special miracle for Isaac and give him a healthy body.
We know He is able to do that! We don't, however, know the mind of God. We do know that Isaac is His child and Jesus loves him even more than we do. Isaac is in God's hands and we can trust His loving care.

The verse for today in my "Bible Calendar" is Proverbs 3:5,6,
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." What a wonderful verse for today!

I am earnestly praying for the three of you. May you feel God's presence in a special and real way. May the Lord give you the strength and peace that only He can give.
I love you all so very much,
Grandma/Nana Jordan

gracie :) said...

May you know the incredible peace of our Sovereign Lord as you trust His very best for your family. Believing with you in our God who is fully capable of healing little Isaac and WILL give you the grace to walk whatever path He puts before your feet. Thank you for being a bright, shining light of His faithfulness to all those you come into contact with. May He pour out His abundant blessings on your life during such a difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan, Our prayers are with you and precious little Isaac. He has touched the hearts of all of us at Regent and our faith has grown watching God's miracles in his life.

We will now put all our hope and trust in our Lord...the God of life and love.

Maureen and Michael
Chesapeake, VA

Anonymous said...

Praying Gods peace over you. And wisdom for the doctors. Our God is a big God trust in him that He knows best for Issac He is the great physician.

Ryan said...

Issac you can make it through this buddy!! many people have beaten illnesses before, and you can be one! BE THE MIRACLE!

Anonymous said...

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

We continue to pray for each one of you! He is our peace!!!

Anthony and Amanda Byrd

Anonymous said...

We are all here with you. Our hearts are breaking. We will continue to pray for Isaac as he fights this next battle.
The Trueloves

Crystal & Shelby said...

Patience & Jordan-
You are two of the strongest, most compastionate people I have ever met. Now I see where Issac gets his strength. God has blessed this child with amazing parents.My heart aches for you because I know what you are feeling. I pray for Issac all the time and will continue to do so. God is and awesome and amazing God and has proven that to all of us over and over again. I know Issac is in good hands either way. I just wish I could calm your hearts and take away the pain. Never forget that you are not alone.

Michelle S said...

I have learned of your journey from Taneha. I am a co-worker of hers. I am amazed of they strength that you have been blessed with. Being a mother of a nine month old, I couldn't imagine what I would do in your shoes. Isaac may not have a strong heart but I believe it is a heart of gold. He has come so far! My prayers are with you. Thank you for sharing your story. You are truly saints that have touched so many lives.

Michelle Storm
Valrico, FL

Anonymous said...

I cannot imagine what you are going through. But reading your request has touched my heart beyond words. I will stand in agreement with you and pray for a miracle for precious Isaac!
In Christ,
Vickie

Anonymous said...

Isaac, you are one loved little
boy. You have touched so many
lives in such a little while.
I pray that God grants your
parents peace while He works
on you. Whatever His will, you
are the one baby Isaac. We love
you and are asking for a miracle

Anonymous said...

I am praying for sweet little Isaac and your entire family. What a beautiful, beautiful son you have.

Gloria Fry said...

Patience and Jordan I am praying for you guys . I know this has to be so stressful on you and Jordan but I know that our God is the god of Peace, and I am praying that God's Peace will come over you right know.
When Isaac grows up number one he will be so cute and number two he will be a man of God and will have great parents as role models in his life because I know that Patice has been a role model in my life. I just want to say I love all of you guys and i am praying for you.
Gloria Fry

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking and tears are streaming down my face as I read this. I am praying daily for your family and for your sweet, precious baby boy. I pray for Issac to remain strong and get well. I pray for you two to remain strong in your faith and know God has a plan. I pray for you to receive the miracle you're so desperately needing right now.

melissa said...

NO! Oh this made my heart stop......as always, I am praying.

Anonymous said...

Pray, fast be still in his presence and know he is God.I will pray i will fast,and i will be still in his presence.I will lift your sweet little boy up to the Lord, and hold him there as long as it's needed. The angles are still standing on tip toe watching,Singing praises to the lord on be half of this child In Jesus Christ name I pray A men..Debra Wyatt c3 church

♥Victoria♥ said...

I am praying for you guys...when Rachel first told me about Isaac today I was leaning up against Jordan's office door and I said an instant prayer for you guys...I have been praying non stop for you guys. Just like Gloria said, Patience has been a role model in my life ever since she entered my life. Your whole family has been a huge role model for hundreds of people. I am so thankful to have you all in my life. I thank God for all three of you everyday. I love you guys and will continue praying for all of you.

Anonymous said...

I pray that as Jesus holds baby Isaac in His mighty arms, He would do a supernatural healing and hold the two of you as well.

Anonymous said...

The grass withreth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever. Isaiah 40:8

When we believe His promises, we are on solid ground. His promises are as refreshing as bloomsbut as solid as the Rock of Ages.

Our prayers remain steadfast for you and yours. May Isaac be blessed with a suernatural miracle.

Much Love
The Tilson's

Anonymous said...

Father God, we turn to you once again. We ask you for another miricle healing of Isaac's heart, a heart full of love for you. You are the great provier,healer. whatever your will it will be done. The fact that isaac's heart in pumping very hard gives the power and will to remain on this earth and serve you. Pleas ebe with Patience , Jordan and their families as they face each daily challege, for they too love you with all of their hearts and souls.
God, please don't take Isaac from his family and us. For it is in your mighty name that i pray Amen

for you all the glory
In his name
kim roof

Lindsay Clark said...

I've loved this little guy since before he was born and will continue to forever. I am hoping and praying for that miracle!! Thank you for sharing your story with us! I love being able to see his sweet little face. God bless you.

A JESUS FREAK!!! said...

GOD,
IN THE NAME OF JESUS I PRAY FOR A SUPERNATURAL HEALING FOR LITTLE BABY ISAAC. FATHER I PRAY FOR CONFORT OVER PATIENCE AND JORDAN. WE KNOW THAT THIS LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS AND WE KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENS YOU WILL BE GLORIED IN A MIGHTY WAY. FATHER I ASK YOU SHOW UP AND SHOW OFF. IN THE NAME OF JESUS I ASK THESE THINGS

Anonymous said...

To the Leino Family...I was introduced to your little guy and his story from another mom on one of my Mommy boards. With faith and strength I know the Lord will get you through this. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. The smile on Isaacs face is enough to melt your heart and you can tell he is loved by so many! Thank you for sharing your story.
Beth

Awesome Mom said...

I will be praying for your beautiful little boy.

Anonymous said...

I could hardly believe what I was reading. My mouth dropped open, and tears filled my eyes as I read your latest update.Isaac has been a part of my everyday thoughts and prayers since the beginning of his birth. He has been a wonderful testamony to all that our God can do. Lord we have asked for miracles before for Isaac, and we all come to You again with heavy hearts. Lord we pray for a supernatural miracle for Isaac's heart to be healed enough for surgery or a transplant. We ask that You hold Isaac tightly in Your arms and surround Patience & Jordan with Your love and strength.
God above, please hear our prayers!
Pam, Chesapeake, Va.

Christal said...

Know it is not a hard hit on you, but on all the world. But Satan has no victory! Either way Isaac has been a miracle and has impacted the world!

I pray the Holy Father overwhelms you with peace and understanding at this time.

We are all in prayer for a miracle, demanding that the mountain moves! But above all, for God's Will to be done. We love you guys!

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray. I feel like I've been hit in the stomach so I can just imagine how you felt and probably are still feeling. God can do anything. There's no doubt about that. I don't understand why He chooses to act miraculously sometimes and other times not. But I do know that He's God and He loves us more than we can imagine. And He loves Isaac too.

So we'll be praying and see what He does.

In Him,
Bruce (for Cindy and David)

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for Isaac since I first read this a couple days ago. What keeps coming into my heart is that God isn't done with Isaac yet! We need to reach more people with his message. I know that I for one have become complacent in the fact that he was home and holding his own (with lots of help). I challenge everyone who reads this and prays for Baby Isaac to tell 5-10 new people about him in the next 24 hours! Think of all the people that have come to love him already! There is a big miracle about to happen and we need too bring more witnesses to the story!

Dear God,
I thank you for the miracle of Baby Isaac. I thank you for touching my heart through this sweet child and his remarkable parents. Thank you for pulling him through the darkest of days and Thank you in advance for the supernatural miracle that is so needed now! We offer Isaac to you, to build with him as you will. Victory over these struggles will bear witness to multitudes of people of your power, love and glory! I ask Boldy in your son's name!
Amen

Anonymous said...

I want to thank patience and jordan for sharing their little boy's journey with the rest of the world. Whatever happens, I am forever grateful to you both and to your little miracle baby. He has brought me back to the lord, and that in and of itself is a miracle. I am praying along side the hundreds of people inspired by his story. Thank-you and God Bless!!!

Renee's Ramblings said...

I will keep Isaac and all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Renee'

Anonymous said...

I prayed all the way home from work as I was headed to a family member's funeral yesterday, and I sent a message and the blog link to everyone I know to join in prayer for Baby Isaac. Isaac's life has not only been one miracle after another, but he himself has worked miracles all over the world through his story. Patience and Jordan, you will make it through this and whatever else God lays before you - Satan has no place in your home and there's no room for him in your incredible Faith in God and His miraculous works. Treasure every moment you have with your sweet boy and make memories that you can cherish for a lifetime. God is working in your little one and I don't believe for one second that he is through. We love you all dearly and will continue to pray for you all....Tammy, Doug, and Lacie.

9:24 AM

The Eckerts said...

We are absolutely going to join you in praying for a miracle! We serve an AWESOME GOD that is just waiting to blow us out of the water with his power and love!

Anonymous said...

Your famil and little Isaac are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Your family and precious little Isaac are in my prayers!

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are heavy and we barely know what to say...but God is STILL in control. We are asking for that supernatural miracle for this precious baby. Isaac has become a son or grandson to many of us in spirit. Jordan and Patience, you have truly had the faith of Job...hang in there. We love you all.
Rick and Shelia

Anonymous said...

FATHER IN HEAVEN, I PRAY FOR HEALING ON THIS CHILD IN YOUR NAME RIGHT NOW GOD! FATHER I PRAY THAT YOU HEAL THIS FAMILY RIGHT NOW IN YOUR NAME!I THANK YOU GOD FOR THE BOLDNESS THAT YOU HAVE PUT IN THIS FAMILY, AND THE STRENGTH YOU HAVE GIVEN TO OTHERS FROM THEIR FAITH! I PRAY WITH THIS FAMILY AND AGREE WITH THEM, THAT YOUR WILL BE DONE ABOVE ALL ELSE. THANK YOU FATHER FOR THE LEINO'S. I ASK YOU FATHER THAT YOU WILL BLESS MY FRIENDS AND THEIR SON. IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY, AMEN.
T.

sayranet said...

Bill and I are asking everyone we know to pray for you guys. We love you and are thinking of you!!!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your baby Isaac. I believe in the healing power of God. I have seem him work miracles in my own family. Do not give up. God is the master physician and he will intervene. My heart goes out to you at this time of sorrow. I can not even imagine what you must be dealing with. I have a little song below that I sing to my daugther at bedtime and we pray for all the little sick children one by one.

He's got the whole world in his hands, he's got the whole world in his hands, he's got the whole world in his hands, he's got the whole world in his hands. He's got little Baby Isaac in his hands, he's got little Baby Isaac in his hands, he's got little Baby Isaac in his hands, he's got the whole world in his hands.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts and prayers are with you. We'll continue to pray for your sweet little boy.

Love,
Aunt Sheila, your cusins Kelly, Jan, & Connor

Anonymous said...

When you're down to nothing, God is up to something. Praying you all over this hurdle and on to the next successful surgery!

love to you all!

Lord God, we pray that if it be your will to please heal Isaac, you have used him for so much good already, we pray you will continue to show your mighty powers and your great physician's touch on this sweet boy. We pray he will be a living testamony in your name for many years to come. Lord please hear our crys to you, see our lifting up of this family, we have asked and wait expectantly for your miracle on this faithful family.
In your most precious name of Jesus,
Amen.

Crystal S said...

I was talking to a lady in Wilmington about your website, she is a Christian as well. She is going to check it out and hope we can get some prayers from her as well. She said that babies are given imperfections so that we can see God through them. I really hope a miracle happens. Love you guys and miss you. I really do hope to meet him soon.

Adrienne said...

Obviously you have hundreds and thousands praying, but we join the team praying for God's glory and Isaac's healing...how that comes is God's plan. Lord, bless Isaac's mommy and daddy with your peace...
Adrienne, Jason, and Emily
www.noahsteven.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are heavy for you guys. Knowing that you have peace no matter what, we are still praying for a miracle for Isaac. As thousands of other people echo, we are are here for you and will continue lifting Isaac up to God for healing. We love you guys.

Eric, Emily, & Abi

Anonymous said...

My wife usually checks this blog every few weeks. Per chance, I checked it today. Isaac has done so well to get where he is. This news is heart felt.

Your willingness to openly share your experience helps others understand not just your experience, but your awesome belief in God and His ways. You are a remarkable family of strength and vision.

Through the highs and lows, we have prayed for your wonderful family. We will continue to pray each day.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your most precious baby, Isaac. I am a friend of Gabe and Meg's in NYC -- I will continue to pray for his healing and for your comfort and strength. Your blog shows that you possess an immense amount of faith and understanding of a loving, gracious, good, and powerful God. May this God continue to sustain and bless and encourage your entire family. With much love, Joy

Anonymous said...

We are thinking about you and the family and keeping Isaac in our prayers. We pray that God will work a miracle on your sweet baby boy.

Love & prayers,

Hilary & Bryant

Anonymous said...

Great God of All, hear our prayers for Isaac.
BB

Anonymous said...

We are continuing to pray for your peace and comfort. God has used you in a mighty way to show others how His grace works. He's given you the strength to walk such a difficult road, trusting Him all the way, and that has been such a witness to those who have watched.

Anonymous said...

I love your "Brave Boy". Nothing is too difficult for God. Be encouraged, God is good and never late, and always right.

Anonymous said...

I am on my knees lifting Isaac up in prayer!

Anonymous said...

Jordan&Patience,

As I read your blog yesterday,as I have for months, my heart broke and I wept. At this point in my life which has little meaning I pray for the Lord to exchange my life for baby Isaac. He has so much to live for. The love of his family should let God perform his miracles. May all of our prayers be answered.

tonsofsons said...

Praying! God does perform miracles! But you are so right ~ It is a win/win situation for Issac. May God give you peace at this time. Lots of hugs, jill

jason and jen said...

your sweet family is in our prayers!
love, the Joyners
Raleigh, NC

Anonymous said...

your sweet family is in our prayers!
love, the Joyners
Raleigh, NC

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience, I am so sorry for the news you have received and my heart breaks with you. as has been said already, God is THE GOD of the impossible and however He works in this, I just pray that He will receive all glory. It is a definite work of His that you all have been sustained these past months. I pray for healing and I pray for your rest, ability to sleep at night, supernatural strength and many precious and loving moments with your son. We certainly know that our Heavenly Father knows your pain and your needs. I join so many others in prayer for the three of you and for the Lord's presence to be so very real to you. " The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.." He will provide all that you need, as you need it. In Him,Dixie

Anonymous said...

I came here tonight for the first time, just now hearing of your miracle child Isaac. My friend has asked all of our xanga friends to pray for your little one, and so I am here.

I'm currently 18 weeks pregnant, going in for my 1/2 way ultrasound and hoping to find out the gender of our miracle baby. We tried to conceive for 5.5 years and are due this December right before Christmas. Tomorrow is making me excited and nervous. I'm excited to see my baby for the first time since week 6, excited to find out if it's a boy or girl... but nervous about the unknown. I don't want to hear that there are birth defects or health issues. I know no one wants to hear these things.

I can't imagine how hard it's been for you both to go through the many ups and downs during your pregnancy and since Isaac has been born. I don't know you, I've just learned about Isaac, and yet I'm sitting here crying for you and this gift of life.

Lord Jesus, You have been hearing the prayers of so many around the world all throughout the trials and joys. Thank You for the miracles, the ups, the strength, and that Your will is being done in this family. Father, You are the great healer. Jehovah Rapha! Lord, please continue to work in Isaac's little body. God please bring alignment to each body part both inward and out. Allow his heart to grow and function properly, in Jesus' name. Father, let Your perfect will be done. Amen.

God continue to keep you and bless you, Jordan & Patience.

Love Brieanne Robson
Ontario, Canada.

MommyX3 said...

There are many people praying right now, and I am adding my prayer to the mix. God is able & willing to do so much more than we can ever imagine, and my prayer for you is that God would continue to lift up your family and surround you with His all encompassing love. That you would continue to praise Him, especially when you're feeling broken hearted. "Blessed be the name of the Lord".. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and so is our Lord and Saviour, Christ Jesus... May the Lord Bless and Keep you, always in the center of His will. ~Susan Don~ Ontario, Canada

Sonia said...

My family and I will be keeping Isaac in our prayers. God really has already done so much for him. Jesus loves Isaac so much. This is in God's hands.

Anonymous said...

I was just introduced to your story and I want you to know that I believe we serve a good God, who is a God of healing and love and MIRACLES. I am praying for a miracle for your sweet boy..I've gone over the past few months briefly and can't believe what an amazing journey you've been on! I'm looking forward to rejoicing with you!

Becky and Josh Wyatt said...

Isaac is in our prayers everyday, all day long! What an amazing testament to God's faithfulness a complete healing would be! That is what we are praying for!

Melissa said...

I blog on xanga, and have over 80 friends on there. They are all praying for you as well now too. It's an infertility ring....many of us have known sorrow well and it is those kind of hearts that are weeping with and for you at this time. In fact, within 12 hours of posting your link, the women have begun to talk about your beautiful blessing Isaac and your pain, struggle through the why's, and we all come back to God is Sovereign. Whether it's out infertility, miscarriages, or your pain-filled situation----somehow in the pain we must remember HE is sovereign. Please know you have many, many women weeping (literally) for you today, with hearts that understand loving a child so much your heart breaks and facing having to let go. You are LOVED and you are being lifted up in prayer.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for a miracle for Isaac, wisdom for the nurses and doctors, and strength and perseverance for all of you.

~Karis

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for Isaac for several weeks. But this is the first time I have seen the blog. My daughter was in the Chapel Hill NICU for 3 months. This is a heavy burden that only Jesus can take away. So I pray for healing for Isaac and strength to the parents.

Anonymous said...

My heart is so heavy reading the blog right now. I'm praying fervently for Baby Isaac, and for you Patience and Jordon for the strength to get through whatever the next few months may hold. Isaac is showing you how happy he is through those wonderful smiles. Enjoy these peaceful moments of bliss and let God work his miracles on your precious son. God Bless all three of you...you are in my prayers constantly.

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience,

I have never met you. Your family and Isaac's journey have been more than encouraging to me. You are being prayed for.

Thank you for displaying true faithfulness to God. You really have, even through a blog.

May God gain much glory from Isaac's future; I know He already has.

Anonymous said...

Dear Patience and Jordan,
We continue to uphold you in prayer. Our hearts are heavy
with this new news about Isaac's
heart. We will continue to pray with you for a miracle. Isaac's story is filled with love, grace, and faith that demonstrates to all the power and strength of a relationship with our loving heavenly Father. In the midst of all the pain and struggle, we say with you ..."blessed be the name of the Lord." Sending love, prayers, and hugs your way.
Jerry, Lois, Lindsay, and Ashley Anderson (Bowie, MD)

Anonymous said...

Jordan & Patience,
Our family is one of many at C3 who have been praying for your family and Isaac. I have not known what to write since I read your post on Monday...My heart so heavy for you all and sweet little Isaac...if nothing else I pray the overwhelming response you receive comforts you in that we are, as a family of believers, bearing your burden with you. One thing that has stayed with me since Monday is Lazarus...how Jesus waited, intentionally, until there was no hope so that God above would be known and glorified. I have asked God for that supernatural miracle for Isaac and I am thanking Him all the while that He does what no man can do...that all would know Isaac Leino lives because of our God. I am touched at your words...it's a "win/win" situation and really it is...that is the beauty of the cross. We love your little Isaac and appreciate your courage.

Anonymous said...

We will continue praying for your family & for Isaac!!! And, for that miracle! I pray that you do not have to bear the heartache of losing a child, as I know it personally.

But, you are right.... it's a win/ win situation for Isaac.
Praise the Lord for that!

Anonymous said...

I will continue to keep Isaac and your family in my prayers...

Anonymous said...

Your story brought tears to my eyes. Isaac is a precious and beautiful little guy. I will pray for a miracle for him!

Bless you to God.

Anonymous said...

Please go and get a second opinion from the doctors at Duke Hospital. It breaks my heart that they say that there is nothing that they can do. So please, along with all the prayers, go and get a second opinion. Maybe a second opinion will be the answer to our prayers. Dr Milazzo at Duke in North Raleigh is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Adding our prayers for your precious boy!!
~Chelsea & Nathaniel
Alberta, Canada

Jane-Jane said...

Lord, please hear our prayers that we lay at the foot of Jesus' cross.

Anonymous said...

Jesus, please heal this little boy

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan:

Along with the hundreds of lives baby Isaac has touched we wanted you to know that many people are on their knees asking for God's will!

Leah Welch said...

We pray the mighty power of God to fall upon your family and let the healing water flow from Heaven right to Issac's heart. We know God can do anything. Let us know if we can help in anyway.

amanda palm said...

I am believing with many other believers that your son will pull thru this and God will be glorified. I have a similar story that I was not expected to live from birth and now I am 30 yrs old and going strong. I am believing that he will be strong and grow to be able to handle the next phase of the journey.

Suzanne Scott said...

Thoughts and prayers are with you today!

Grace said...

I have been told that because of their pure little hearts, God really listens to the children who pray. I wanted to let you know that we've brought out the "big guns". Our 6 and 2 year old boys are praying for you and Isaac every night. Remain in Him. He shall be faithful.

Danessa said...

I was just referred to your blog by a friend and I have been deeply moved by what I've read. I will pray for you and precious Isaac.

Anonymous said...

PRAYING for Isaac a miracle from above!

Anonymous said...

We are praying for your family. My God give you and little Issac strength. Strength, strength, strength. May a miracle come your way fast!

Anonymous said...

just checked in today after being out of town for awhile... so surprised to see the changes and hurting for you all. ill be praying for your precious boy's little body...

Anonymous said...

yes please get a second opinion, drs really are great, but some times and I have learned this very well thru my life, They miss something or overlook something.

Anonymous said...

Sending prayers to Isaac and his family and asking God to work his magic.

Derrick said...

Praying for you family Patience. I believe Jesus is going to come though .

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. Please know I continue to keep you and Isaac in my prayers.

Adele Henderson

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

In the past no news was good news. I am praying that is the same now.

I anxiously refresh my page throughout the day...You are in our hearts and minds continually. Don't worry about reporting to us, just know we all love you and are interceding for you contiually

Glenn said...

Jordon, Paitience and baby Isaac,

Glenn and I just found out about your son Isaac and are lifting little Isaac to our Lord knowing that our God will be glorified. We are praying for the miracle and trusting God to grant His peace that passes understanding.

Cling together as your faith grows.

Seeking His tender care,
Glenn and Susan Whaley

Anonymous said...

Jordan and Patience and Isaac:
My husband and I pray for you every night (although I don't get to check the blog everyday and just found the latest one)...like many others...tears in my eyes and I had to re-read the blog...our prayers continue!!
Jon and Regan (Uncle and Aunt to our niece, Etta, born 3-19-07 with HLHS)

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your special little boy. May you find peace in knowing that our Wonderful Lord is right beside the three of you every step of the way. Hang in there.
Shawna

Karen (Whaley) Grube said...

Paitience, don't know how well you remember me, but my mom just told me yesterday about your last 3 months and the doctors latest news. I'm sorry that I didn't know to pray before, but now I do. We serve such a mighty God who is fully good. I'm praying and eagerly await the next blog...

meercat96 said...

Jordan and Patience, thank you for being so open and for telling us what to pray for during all of Isaac's challenges. I have learned so much from reading your blog about how to pray. Praying now...

Mir Haynes

Anonymous said...

The Singletons are with you in your prayers for a miracle for precious Isaac. Much love, Nancy

Anonymous said...

I place your precious little boy in the hands of our almighty God - who is all powerful - who is able to heal and make whole - nothing is impossible with God to those who believe. And reading this blog there are many who believe. You and your husband have amazing faith and bring such glory to God - God richly bless you both.

Anonymous said...

praying for you all,

a sister in Christ from Portland, OR.

Anonymous said...

You are so young faced with so many struggles yet hold onto the one thing so many of us lack. Faith. All we need is "faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." I am confident God has great plans for Isaac. Patience, Jordan, and Isaac God has put you in this situation to be a blessing to us all. We all have to have Faith God is going to show us all another amazing miracle through you. James 5:15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well.

Anonymous said...

Your love of God the Father, His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will lead you through this crisis and we pray in Christ's name that a super miracle, indeed, comes forth to relieve Isaac and you from this crisis.

Amy Giles said...

God has a plan we must not question, as a parent I am overwhelmed by your words and your faith in our Lord that he will make the right choice for your sweet Issac. God bless your son and may God continue to bless you and grant you peace in this most difficult time.

In Gods Love,

Amy, Codie and Bryson

Anonymous said...

It has been a long while since I have posted a comment, though I check it obsessively for updates.

I am ashamed to say in the struggles I am currently going through, I managed to lose and faith, and wallow in my troubles, and yet here you both are, fervently trusting that God is good no matter what His plan.

Your faith is humbling, and inspiring, and though I pray all the time for Isaac and your family, I know tonight will be different, because I have seen the power of faith, and I know that it is possible for me too, to have.

Your precious little man is always on my mind, and I have spread his story to as many people as will listen. So many people are praying for him. No matter what, God has already been glorified through Isaac just by the sheer number of people coming together to pray for him.

Bless you all.

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Still thinking of you all the time, and still praying.
With love, Alison, Pete and Charlie xxxx

The Atkinson 6 said...

We believe in miracles.
We are praying for a miracle.
Jesus please save this child.
Show us your awesome power and your abundant mercy.

We are praying...

Anonymous said...

Prayers for all of you who surround baby Isaac with love. Prayers for his doctors. Prayers for the miracle you seek from the One who loves Isaac eternally.

Anonymous said...

prayn for ya...seriously God is in the midst of your situation, and I am praying for you...going through a tough time myself and here is a couple verses helpin me out right now...

I Peter 1:3-9, 13-16
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self‑controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

kim
gibbsboro, nj

Anonymous said...

I always check your blog with anticipation and anxiety. I hope for good news and have a fear of seeing bad. Today is the day that my fears have been made into reality and I am in just disbelief. I struggle to find the right words because there really aren't any. Just know that your family has been in my heart from the moment I first read your blog. It is in God's hands now, medicine only goes so far, I hope and pray for good news the next time I visit. I will be checking back more frequently now.

Cheryl
fellow heart mommy to Brandon

Paul & Angela Jenkins said...

Father,
We lift up Isaac and the Leinos to you now. Only you know your good and perfect will. May it come to pass as you desire. May we lift our eyes to you and continue to praise you for who you are.
Amen

Anonymous said...

I just recently heard about your family. I have sent your story to all of my friends so you will have so many more prayers. I have also added you to out prayer list at church. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know God is with you now and always.

Anonymous said...

A friend told me about your blog and I just read the entire thing. What an amazing beautiful little guy you have. I am praying for his miracle.

Anonymous said...

I am Praying as fervently as I can and Kerry is as well- we know that the Lord has special plans for everyone of His children- I pray peace and rest upon your time together and constant awareness of His amazing love for you-
I love you guys and you are a priority in my prayers-
Love,
Angela M Carl

AJ said...

oh, that poor boy. i will continue to pray for him.

Anonymous said...

Please let the Leino's know that many here in NJ are praying for them. There are people that I don't know praying for him in KC, and all over the world. I posted a message on a message board for a stock that I own. Now many of the other shareholders have voiced their support and prayers for this little warrior. I know that a pretty big church in the KC area is now praying for Isaac.
Let the Leino's know that the prayers for their family are spreading like wild fire.
We serve a great God and sometimes we don't understand the things that He does, but we can have faith that He is NEVER wrong.

Nikki said...

Patience and Jordan, My heart aches for you, but I know that the God we serve is a God of miricles. I know that he feels your pain and frustration and worry, and that he is there with you and your son. I pray that God would pull him through this and that he would give you and your family the strength and faith to take whatever comes. I love you guys, Nikki

Austin's friend said...

Praying for a miracle! God has brought you this far... and He's not letting go! I'm praying for precious Isaac!

Anonymous said...

Jordan, I watched you sing at church Sat. night with a heavy heart and tears in my eyes. Your smile tells all about your faith. Know that we are praying that God's will be done with Issac and he will stay with us. Your win/win situation is such a testment of your and Patience's faith in our Heavenly Father. We are praying and Love all of you so much.

God Be With You and Issac.
Jim & Carol (C3)

Anonymous said...

Hoping no news is good news and thinking of you often during the day...

Anonymous said...

My family continues to pray for you sweet angel and family. Here is a quote from Millie Stamm "Both the steps and the stops of our lives are ordered by the lord. The important thing is for us to follow where he leads." Remember to continue to let God hold your burdens.

Anonymous said...

Leino Family,
May your faith remain strong in the Lord. In our darketst hour, our Lord shines the brightest. There are many of us who have been where you stand now with your child...trusting God completely with the life of your precious child. Whether God chooses to take our babies home or not, He is still the most faithful and loving God. He knows all about our joys and pains, for nothing escapes Him.
While we are praying for a miracle for Issac, please remember that Issac has always been a miracle and precious gift from God. Every day of his life and our lives...is a miracle from God.
Blessings,
Val Samuels
Matthews, NC

Anonymous said...

When Melissa forwarded your email to me about the latest, my heart broke and I cried. I know the pain of losing babies and the joy of having a miracle baby! Not only the miracle baby, but I'm a walking miracle myself as God gave me life when I should be with Him! He is a soverign God and is trustworthy. My life verse is: Proverbs 3:5,6,
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."
That can be a hard one, but He is able. My prayers go out for your miracle baby and for your faith to be strengthened in those times when it wains and for the joy of our Father to be your strength. k woodall - l-burg

Anonymous said...

Patience and Jordan,
We are praying for you and for sweet baby Isaac. God is our healer and our comforter and our provider... He is our strength. You don't know us but we received through friends your site. We have grown to love and cherish Dr. Mill, Dr. Robinson, Dr. Valley, and Karla Brown too as they cared so wonderfully for our son Grant a year ago when he underwent heart surgery to repair his Tetrology of Fallot heart defect. We know your pain, we know your worries, we know the PICU! We know how hard it is to see your child suffer. I have sat here and poured over your blog and have praised the Lord for your faithfulness and for your love for our father. Love for your sweet son. What a little fighter sweet Isaac is! I honestly can't imagine your feelings right now as I know that you are exhausted and worried for your precious little one. Your faith is such an amazing testimony. I know that words can't really change things right now, but please know that we are praying for you both, praying for Isaac, praying for the nurses and doctors at UNC caring for Isaac, and praying that the Lord will provide a miracle. Praying that HE will be glorified through it all. What a blessing you all have been and thank you for sharing your story. Sincerely, Morgan, Bob, Davis and Grant Lyon, Raleigh, NC bobmorgan44@earthlink.net
"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them, He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:17

Anonymous said...

your strength and courage are extremely touching. i didn't really know you in college, but i have been reading your blog and you have been in my prayers. i will continue to hold you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. the wonderful thing about our God is that he is full of miracles and lessons. i believe that you choosing to handle your situation in the way you have is a ministry. i know personally that your unwaivering faith in our Savior has spoken to me.

Anonymous said...

I have not met you, but am drawn to your amazing faith and perseverance. Isaac is the most beautiful of God's creations and has obviously been able to touch hundreds if not thousands of people in the name of our Savior. Quite an amazing feat for such a little person, but it is clear that he has a huge purpose in this world. He is such a strong warrior for God. You have my heartfelt thoughts and prayers, as well as those of many others at my church as well as several prayer chains both here in NC and in Massachusetts as well. We will lift your family up and pray for continued grace and guidance. Thank you for sharing your faith with us.

Anonymous said...

Pai and Jordan,
We continually pray and wait on the Lord. His sight is so much broader than ours. We will continue to trust His Plan.
Hugs - Kateri<><

Anonymous said...

We worship a God of healing and bringing precious Issac out of this won't be hard at all for him. Look at all the miracles he's done for him already! My prayers that Isaac lives until Jesus returns and takes all believers to heaven. God Bless all of you. I work with Lynn Leino, Jordan's paternal grandmother, at Mango Elementary.
Love & Prayers, Cindy Sampson, Seffner, Fl.

Anonymous said...

Patience, Jordan, and Isaac:
This morning I stumbled apon a request for a prayer, and after reading your story my heart and soul go out to your family. Sortly after getting onto your blog I realized we were in the child birth class together and I was so thankful to have seen your post. Your strength and faith are truely amazing and humbling. I will have you in my prayers and also spread the story of Isaac, and I do believe he has touched many peoples lives and will continue to do so.

vicki b. said...

Isaac is in my daily prayers. Remember, God is in control and He isn't finishes working yet. Will also be praying for the family for strength. I am going to post this on my blog for additional prayers if it's ok.

Sara said...

I am so sorry to hear this new development. I have been praying for your family thoughout this medical ordeal. I admire the strength you have, and I pray that God will give you more.

God bless you and your family. I know he hears your prayers.

Sara

Anonymous said...

my prayers and heart felt sympyhy go out to you little fella, and you mom and dad, i hope that through faith and prayer the lord will do what is best for this little boy, it seems that he is now in gods hands and i pray that he hears all and delivers you ythe much needed miracle, (Scrapper, central michigan,) where two or more gather in my name there i anm also. in christ's love rich

Char said...

I will pray fo ryour family and your beautiful son Isaac. He is a trooper and god knows it.

Santo Nino De Atoche you are a humble servent of our lord Jesus and you are there for the sick and needy, please ask god on Isaac behalf to bless his little angel Isaac with a miracle that only he possesses. The favor of good health in this journey he as bestowed on this family. The patience and understanding for this family and a way to enlighten his son Isaac to a phase in his life that is disease free and pain free. I ask this in Jesus name Amen.

I would love to see Isaac grow into a lovely man like his father and a caring person like his mother.

God speed on your journey.

Love Char

Anonymous said...

We love you and we are praying for a miracle for you and your sweet little Isaac. May the Lord's will be done. Isaac has touched so many peolpes lives and surely is destined to do something great for the Lord. Hang in there and know that our prayers are with you always.

Anonymous said...

I am believing that the Lord has healed your sweet little Isaac. He is still in the miracle business and he hears our hearts cries. Just know that he and your family are in my prayers and that he is loved so dearly..God bless

Pat Tessendorf

Anonymous said...

Dear Jordan and Patience,
I am so thankful that God gave you parents that taught you to trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Now as parents, you can trust him with his most precious gift to you (Isaac). We are praying that God's amazing love will give you wisdom, strength & peace for every moment of every day. We Love you! and we are praying for a miracle!

The Beattie's
Lynette, Randy, and Matthew
Proverbs 3:5-6

Crabbie (aka Deb) said...

I am so sorry to hear about this new development. I've been quietly following Isaac's situation and will continue to hope for the best possible outcome.

Anonymous said...

For your pain I greive for your sorrow I pray happiness will soon come for the life your baby I pray God will pass a favourable jugdement soon

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