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, September 8, 2011

Max is on the Move!

The boys have been making incredible strides lately! We are so thrilled with all the progress over the past few months!

Max is officially off the vent!!!!! Woooooo Hooooooo!!! He is doing very well off of it. He recently had a trach infection but he handled it so well he didn't need to go back on the vent. A VERY good sign that his lungs are getting stronger!
He also decided yesterday the he was going to walk!!!! He has had the ability for a while he just lacked the confidence. I can't believe how fast he is.  Now I have 2 walker, 2 climbers, and 2 talkers.

Wes is doing fantastic. He is starting to say words, and signs all the time! He is still super spunky and keeps me on my toes. I LOVE it!

Feeding therapy is going well. It is going to be a slow process but they are both making great progress! Wes opened his mouth yesterday and took a bite of food. He didn't gag or wretch or anything! AMAZING!!!!!! Max is a little slower. His cautious personality really takes over. But, he is allowing me to do mouth exercises andand little kisses.

We are on a roll here at the Wiersma household. Go guys Go!