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....

Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30

Well we finally have a diagnosis. After 6 long days we are finally getting some where. He has metapneumovirus. I guess that its like/similar to RSV. So we are in the holding pattern. It is now just up to his lungs to heal. There is not a ton that they can give him to "heal" it. He will stay on his his steriod, zithromax (med) and his nebulizers. We are still on the 8th floor (PICU) but I hoping to be back on a peds floor in the next couple days.

Wes is still really struggling at home. Very out of it and sleeping in small increments. His cough is better and today was the first day without a fever. But it is till gonna be a while til I can go home or have Mark up here.


  1. Grateful you finally have a diagnois. Praying his lungs heal soon. Fingers crossed that you're able to get back in a regular room soon too!!

    Also praying that poor Wes is on the mend soon too. Praying for strength for you and Mark during this extremely stressful time.


  2. Praying for both little miracle men! Poor guys, praying for strength for you two as well.


  3. Glad to hear you finally have some answers but it's hard being in that holding pattern! Praying for healing for both Max and Wes and praying for strength and peace for you and Mark!

    Tina Jacobsen

  4. So sorry to hear both little guys are sick! Praying for healing for both of them and strength for you and Mark.

  5. Praying for peace and patience.