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....

Friday, April 3, 2009

Time for sleep!!

This is going to be a short post because Kate and I are exhausted and ready for a LONG night of sleep.  The boys had a good day.  They did attempt a "pick line" in Max today that did not go too well.  They decided to let him recover overnight and try again tomorrow.  It is possible that if they cannot get the line threaded through the veins in his arm that they will try a vein in his head.  We would rather they not do this because it would just seem odd to have a line threaded through a vein in his head down to his heart, but they are the experts and will only do it if they feel it will be the best for Max.  Wes had another brain ultrasound today and everything looked great, so we are super pumped about that.  Also, the boys are not next to each other in the nursery right now...their arrival was not entirely expected.  But, Max's neighbor was discharged today and they were planning on moving Wes over by his brother.  Kate and I are excited about this so we can sit closer to each other too as we normally have to take turns sitting by each of the boys because there is limited space at the bedsides.  It will feel good to have the "whole family" together again!!

It has been a long, crazy week, but the boys are doing good and we praise God for carrying Max and Wes and Kate and I through the first of what will likely be many many weeks.


  1. Songs often help me to remember that God will provide what we need when we need it:
    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
    We will wait upon the Lord
    We will wait upon the Lord
    Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
    Wait upon the Lord
    We will wait upon the Lord
    Our God, You reign forever
    Our hope, our Strong Deliverer
    You are the everlasting God
    The everlasting God
    You do not faint
    You won’t grow weary
    You’re the defender of the weak
    You comfort those in need
    You lift us up on wings like eagles

  2. Thanks for taking the time to update. We're praying every day for God to continue to work His miracles!

  3. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!


  4. Mark & Kate
    Good to hear the boy's are doing well, we will keep you all in our prayers.

    The Van Noord's

  5. Hi Mark and Kate,

    Your family is in our prayers daily and we appreciate the updates. I sent you a message on facebook...we have a condo in downtown GR, just blocks away from the hospital. Please contact me...we'd love for you to stay there as we'll be moving back to Saugatuck anyday. Even if it could serve as 'home base' for you during the day for a nap or a shower. Please contact me if you are interested (facebook).
    Laura (Tucker) Bindon

  6. So glad to hear continued good reports! Thanks for the updated. We're still praying.

    Joel and Sarah

  7. Glad to hear they are able to get closer. What a graet feeling it must be to have your family "together" again. We are praying for your son's PIC line and hope they can get it in. He'll need the nutrition, so no matter where it is remember it's a needed thing. However, I know the want of a parent who would rather not have their son's head tampered with. We'll also pray for your first week at work Mark. Let us know if we can give rides or anything like that. - Sue Nykamp and boys