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, July 29, 2009

Another Surprise

We found out late this afternoon that Wesley is going to have his hernias (they think he has a double hernia) repaired tomorrow (Thursday) at around 1:30 PM. We were not really aware that the docs were thinking that it would happen so soon, and even found out later that they were hoping to "fit it in" today. Thanks...can we know about this too? Anyway, we covet your prayers for strength and calm for Wes, steady hands and good decisions for the doctors and comfort and peace for Wes' parents. This is a routine procedure, but any surgery is a big deal, particularly with these little guys. The other fear is that Wes will have to be reintubated and put on a ventilator (Max was still on a ventilator when he had his surgery) during and after the surgery. Our prayer is that he will be able to come off the ventilator quickly and without any setbacks to the progress God has granted Wes in the breathing department.


  1. We will be praying for little Wes and praying that he has a quick and successful surgery and praying that he comes off the vent quickly and recovers quickly. Also will be praying for you and Kate, it is so hard to sit and wait during surgery. Our little Jasper also had double hernia surgery during his NICU stay and it took him a good day to get back off the vent and a few days to recover. It is never easy to hand our precious little ones over for surgery and seeing them put on a vent again, it really kinda sucks. We will be thinking and praying for you all tommorow.

    Tina Jacobsen

  2. We'll be praying for a smooth and successful surgery today. And may God fill you with HIS peace as you wait on Him!
    Amy Sluiter

  3. We are still praying for your family. I know how you feel when doctors spring a procedure on you in 24 hours notice. It happened all the time to us when our son had his liver transplant. The parents are the last to know! Praying the surgery goes well and both boys continue to improve. They are beautiful babies!
    The Hill Family

  4. Praying praying praying!

    BTW - did you know there is a scientology.org advertisement on your blog? Anyway . . .