Wiersma Family Blog

A glimpse into our lives as a family with micro-preemies. Our twins boys (Lovingly referred to as our Miracle Men) were born almost 16 weeks early.

Our journey continues when our son Max was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3. This is his story....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Delayed update

Sorry for the delay, but we found out late last night that Wes' surgery for today was canceled. they performed another heart echo on him yesterday, and his PDA has started to close on its own at a quick enough rate that the doctors do not feel it is worth putting him through a surgical procedure. Praise God!! More answered prayers!!

Max continues to recover and had a good day and night. The doctors have really started to ween him down on his vent settings, and he has handled the change well. His need for oxygen has increased as they have turned the pressures down, but they said they would rather give him some more oxygen in exchange for reduced pressures. Also, a chest x-ray done last night shows that his lungs continue to move in the right direction. The improvement is likely a combination of the jet vent, antibiotics and the PDA surgery...but the real reason is that God has put His healing hand on Max and answered our prayers.

I will commit to a more comprehensive post tonight to get everyone up to speed on both the boys and some other things going on in our lives.


  1. Yay for good news!!! I logged on to see how Wes' surgery was going... what an awesome surprise that he doesn't need it now! We are so thankful for the Lord's healing hand on both Max and Wes.

    Jason, Mary & Bella

  2. Thank God for answered prayers! We continue to pray for your immediate family, as well as your extended family.


  3. What great news for the boys! They continue to be in our prayers, along with you and Kate as well as Kate's family. May God's Peace be with you!

  4. Praise God!!! What great news that Wes might not need surgery! We are praying for the boys every step of the way. Thanks for the faithful updates!

  5. You and the boys continue to be in our prayers and that God keeps them strong little fighters.
    karley and weston