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....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Heart surgery #2

Wes' surgery went very well this morning. The surgeon said he had to use and even bigger staple on Wes than he did on Max...and he said that Max's was huge!! That could be because of the 9-day span between their surgeries...but they are not growing that fast!! Wes is still medicinally paralyzed and sleeping like a...baby. He is actually on room air (21% oxygen) right now, but the nurse said that is because he is not fighting against the ventilator. We will take less oxygen anyway we can get it!! Max is still on about 75% oxygen, and his blood pressure has been running high. The doctors are doing a number of tests and such to try to determine why that is. We hope to know more about that today.

Thank-you to everyone who prayed for Wes' surgery this morning. God held him tight through the procedure, and now we pray that his recovery goes as smoothly as the procedure!!


  1. Praise God for a successful surgery and answered prayers!

    Keep em comin' God!

  2. Sending a prayer of praise for a smooth surgery for Wes and praying that he recovers quickly. Keeeping your boys and your family in our prayers.

    Tina Jacobsen

  3. Thank you Lord for another step in the right direction. We'll be praying for Wes' recovery and Max's situation to improve as well! Loving you!

  4. Happy 4 weeks! Your sharing on your journey as a family via the blog is amazing. Your family is on my heart daily. I pray that the boys continue to gain strength and become stronger each day.

  5. So good to get on this morning and read positive things happening and for you guys to have had a good day all around. Praying very hard for these two guys!