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....

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 15 (I am just gonna do dates from now on.)

Well, we are still here...the hospital. I am extremely thankful for this place and its location so close to home. However, I would rather be at home with my family all under one roof.
Our quick ER visit has become almost a week long stay. We thought we would be going home tomorrow but Max has had a rough 24 hours. His weight went up a pound in on night. He retained a ton of fluids. His breathing became labored and fast. His heart rate elevated. And, finally his fevers returned.
They gave him lasiks (a diuretic) to make him pee. A chest x-ray for the breathing which determined that his bolis feedings were to much for him right now. So for the time being he is on a feeding pump.

I want to apologize for my "matter of fact" blogging. I am not the best with words. And, to be honest I am still processing all this yet. My heart is aching and my head is still spinning.


  1. Thanks for sharing what's going on even when your head is spinning and you would much rather be sharing happier news.

    Praying hard that the lasiks helps with the fluid retention and makes it easier for Max to breathe. Praying that they can find what's causing the fevers so Max can rest easier and not feel so crummy :(. Praying for you and Mark as you try to process all this and hold your boys close. Praying for Wes too.

    Love you all and keeping you close to our hearts.

  2. I will be praying for Max and your family.
    Audra Baker
    ECSE Teacher