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, November 4, 2010

Max's BIg Day

Friday (Nov. 5)Max is going to have an the opportunity to have a vent ween. They (Pulmonology) will turn his vent off for 1 hour and see how he does. If he handles it we will get to try it at home. And then, as the days go by we can slowly increase his time off the vent until he is off all day long (he will remain on the vent at night for a while yet). This is a HUGE step! We are thrilled that we are even talking about it. Please pray that it goes well. And, that he can continue to take steps towards being less dependent on his ventilator.
Thanks for your thought and prayers! We appreciate all of them. God has blessed us with these amazing boys. I am so excited to see what God has in store for them.


  1. Oh Kate and Mark!! This is such great news - Praise God!! We will definitely be praying that Max makes great progress with his weening!

  2. Kate and Mark
    That is huge news and we pray that Max responds well.I can't believe how big the boys are already,
    You guys are amazing and we continue to pray for your family! Kate Heard you were at Haven Sunday sorry I missed you.