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....

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Come on Buddy!!

Just a quick update to let everyone know that Max is still on CPAP. He is right in the middle of the time period when they see most kids go back on the vent (usually 3-4 days). His gases have not been looking as good lately, but nothing they will out him back on the vent for just yet. The doctors also felt that it was time to get rid of the INO, and about 24-hours later, he is doing well. His oxygen is in the 40% range, but that is only up from 30-35%. The last time they tried to wean Max off the INO, his oxygen levels jumped to 80%. So there are a lot of moving parts right now, and Kate and I REALLY want the CPAP to stick. I think we both feel that if he has to go back on the ventilator that means he will also need a trake. This may not be the case, but that is what our hearts are telling us right now.

Wes is doing well...his normal crazy self. Both boys were upgraded to "big boy beds"...more commonly know as cribs. It is a big difference from the incubators, but feels more "normal" in a weird way.


  1. You can do it Max! Stay strong little guy! Praying for him to continue to defy the odds!
    -Sue and boys

  2. GO MAX, GO MAX,GO WES, GO WES, There are so many people praying for you guys and your mommy and daddy every day, every hour, every minute. I am amazed every day the power of Our Heavenly Father. He is watching over you guys so very lovenly. Becky

  3. God, Show us once again Your amazing power and again we will testify to Your goodness. We know that You love Max and Wes even far more than we can comprehend even though that does not seem possible. We entrust them in Your care, Lord. Love, Aunt Allie, Uncle Bob and family


  5. Keep Rockin that CPAP Max, praying that you can get over this hump and the vent can be wheeled away for good :)

    Tina Jacobsen