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, January 26, 2011

Go Boys go!!! We are on the move!!!

We just got back from a fantastic pulmonary appointment! Max can be off his vent while he is awake!!! He needs to be on a small amount of oxygen. But, he can crawl around with only one small tube instead of 3!!! The doctor also got rid of one medication and lowered the dose of another. We are so thrilled! Things are moving in the right direction.

Wes is also doing great! He is standing up without help. No steps yet but he has his balance! He is starting to make more vocalizations. He is full of energy and spunk. He has learned to crawl through the end tables to escape into the kitchen. He is very...spirited.  :)

We are loving this new phase! We are enjoying every minute of all these new developments.

Thank you God for all of these amazing blessings! Thank you for our little Miracle Men and their amazing growth and development! Thank you for everyday we have to watch them change and learn new things!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Today (January 4) Max has been home for ONE YEAR!!! The time has flown by! We have loved every second of our little family living under one roof! Max has done so well being at home. We have only had one weekend in hospital, and another visit but no admission.
Max is still struggling with trach infections, but other than that he is a HAPPY little boy! He is doing great on his vent weans when we are able to do them. He is on the verge of crawling and loves to "talk."He has the sweetest little voice ever. Thank you for all your prayers and support! God has given us 2 AMAZING little men! I cannot wait to see what He has in store for them.

Wes is also doing great! He is trying to vocalize more and more, it sounds like grunts and screams but it is a step in the right direction. He is the fastest crawler you have ever seen, man that kid can go! He loves his freedom to walk along the stuff and between furniture. He is getting a little to smart for my liking though. He has figured out how to move his barriers/gates and he steals toys from his brother and puts them just out of reach so Max can't get to them.

We are so thrilled with how our little men are doing! God has blessed us so much over the last year. 2011 is going to be a fun year.