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, April 25, 2012

April 25

We made an early appearance to the hospital. We were scheduled to go to the clinic at 10:30. Max wanted to come in earlier so we made a trip to the ER at 6am. He was admitted and we are now on a peds floor. He has early pneumonia...or something like it. He is not getting chemo until this new virus is under control. So again we will be here for an undetermined amount of time.

Yesterday was pretty rough. Thankfully Oma Mary (My Aunt and Honorary Oma) came and cuddled for hours. Max slept better on her lap than he has in weeks. Yay Oma Mary! Night time was... interesting. He had a hard time keeping his sats up. So they set up a couple different breathing options until they found one that worked. He also has breathing treatments every 2 hours so that doesn't lend well to a restful night. 
Today was MUCH better.  He breathing is slower, less labored, heart rate lower, all around better! I even had him laughing! We had a visit from Aunt Becky (my sister) and "Auntie" Anne (a good friend of mine). I like that cause it breaks up the day. Plus Anne spoiled me and brought chinese food!

So it is a waiting game. We wait til the virus is gone. Then make sure he is ready for another round of chemo. Like life has been the last month....hurry and wait.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear they're finally making progress on Max's virus. Praying he continues to feel better and that you're able to get some rest too.

    Love you all and praying that Max is able to resume his treatments soon. The sooner they're done..the sooner he's in remission!!