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 9, 2012

First Monday Chemo

Today was Max's first Monday chemo. It went surprisingly well and it was quick. My Dad came with and hung out. Max sat on Papa's lap and cuddled the whole time. Wes got to go to "school" and hang out with Grandma; who is one of his most favorite people so I know he had a good time at home.
Cuddles with Papa...and Milo of course.

They told us to expect that low grade fevers (which he has had for the last week), jaw pain, and his hair to start falling out in the next few weeks. So far he just still wants constant cuddles and to rock in the rocking chair. The doctors also finally okayed me to give him some tylenol so maybe, just maybe he will sleep tonight - Fingers crossed.

Good night All. We are going to bed early here.  =)


  1. Praying for you all, especially for comfort and healing for Max.


  2. Hi Mark and Kate,
    Praying for you. Praying that you would experience strength for each day, each hour.
    Karen B.