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....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Getting Older and....HUGE!

Oh, my goodness my boys are almost 8 months old. Where does the time go?
Max is 16 lbs. 8 oz. and Wes is...I'm not sure he doesn't get weighed regularly anymore. I'd guess he's around 14 lbs. Looking back at the first couple pictures of them I would never have guessed they'd be this big already.

This afternoon I took Wes to the chiropractor for the second time this week. The doctor was impressed that he had kept most of his adjustments. I have another appointment tomorrow. I am not sure how long it will take to see changes, but at this point I am really optimistic. Please pray that this works. Wes has been retching ever since he came home from the hospital the end of September. This would be a great alternative to continuous feedings, another surgery, and/or extending his Gtube to a Jtube (feed him into his intestines).

Max has continued to mystify the Docs. No one can figure out what is wrong with him. Yesterday afternoon his temp. spiked to 39 (102ish). Thankfully it came down a little by early evening. Today was a little better, his highest temp was 38. He was much more himself today. He smiled at me and copied my fishy face a couple of times. Mark and I really like having our calm smiley boy back. Please pray that his fever can stay down, and that the doctors can figure out what is causing them. At this point the only thing they can come up with is some kind of viral infection.
This afternoon Max got put on a vent that is similar to the kind of vent he will come home on. Nurse Mandi drew a gas around 5:30 and it was great! A great sign. We are hopeful that the transition to his home vent (when it comes in) will be just as smooth.


  1. Glad to hear that the chiropractor visits have been going good and praying that this is just what Wes needs, also glad that you have your calm smiley Max back, praying that his body will kick whatever is causing his temp and praying for a very smooth transition to his home vent! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Tina Jacobsen

  2. Hello M&K
    we continue to read the blogs, to hear about the ups and downs of your life. we pray for you and the boys everyday. we praise God that WES WAS ABLE TO COME HOME. we pray that MAX fever and infection may leave his body so he soon can join his brother at home. what a blessing for you and Kate that would be. ALL HOME TOGETHER!! Praying that you find comfort and joy in this special THANKSGIVING SEASON.
    JIM and KATH

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Boys!!!
    We missed you! I sure hope that next Thanksgiving you will be well enough to attend. I can't wait to have my two new nephews around!!
    Love you,
    Aunt Stacy, Uncle Geoff, Cassi, Evan & Sadie

  4. Praying especially for Max's fever to stay down and that Wes' treatments will help him feel better too... Praying for each of you as you love on and care for your boys. /Lil K.