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, August 3, 2011

Better and better!

So it has been a while.  Sorry.

Max and Wes are doing amazing! They have learned to say a couple words. Baby, ball, Dada, Mama, Papa (my Dad), and a few others it is so cool to see them soak up everything. They are little sponges these days!

We are starting feeding therapy next week. I am very excited to start this process. It will be long and tedious but it is a huge step in loosing the feeding tubes.

Wes is into everything. My Dad has to constantly remind me that it is a blessing. I know it is, but when your in the thick of it that is not your first thought.  :) He loves learning new things, reading, and singing...and being busy busy busy!

Max is off the vent!!!! As of last week Friday Max has been vent free. He gets humidity to his trach but it isn't any type of lung support. Max is almost walking. He can walk he just doesn't have confidence yet. He will take a couple steps and then realize he is on his own and then sits down. It is quite cute. He tries hard to keep up with Wes.

Every stage gets better and better. They are just soooo much fun. I don't think I have ever laughed so much before. They are such good little men.

Please pray that the boys continue on this fantastic path. We are so amazed at how well they are doing. Also, Max needs to continue to gain weight or he'll have to go back on the vent at night. So please pery he continues to do so well and grows and grows!!!
Thank you all for all your prayers and support. We appreciate it more than you could possible know.