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 11, 2012

Hospital Visit

Yesterday Max had his on again off again fevers. But at 7:00 they got to high and we had to take him in. He counts had plummeted since the day before. So we were admitted. We will be here til at least Friday, but most likely through the weekend.
They are monitoring his fevers, giving him a couple different antibiotics, blood transfusion, and shot of some kind that boosts white blood cell growth. I am praying that we can get on top of these fevers. The poor little guy has been dealing with them for over 2 weeks now.

I'll post more later, Max is awake and wants to rock....again.


  1. Hi Kate, it's Rachael. I am so very very sorry for all you have been through and your sweet little Max. I have just heard of the news and I can not find the words to really express how much I hurt of you...I am so so sorry!! From one mom of a cancer patient to another my heart breaks with yours!! Please Please know I am lifting you up in my constent thoughts and prayers!!!I would LOVE to do anything for you...anything, even just an ear or shoulder or to share what info I may have in our 9 year battle with this nasty cancer business!! Know you are in good hands at Devos, we have alot of special friends(nurses)that are incredible. Kaylee loves Julie and John, her dr is Dr.Mitchell. Please let me know!!! much MUCH love!!

  2. Fingers crossed that poor Max (and you guys) can catch a break soon. I have a care package ready for you. Expect a special delivery to arrive some time tomorrow.

    Love you all,

  3. Lots of prayers for all of you!!

    Tina Jacobsen

  4. Prayers that the fevers go away soon, and they not continue to be a problem. Praying for strength for Mark & you as you juggle life. I love that you had to cut the blog short, b/c he wants to cuddle, your priorities are always in the right spot!! You're doing an awesome job!

    Katie Postma

  5. Praying for Max. Wondering how Wes is also? How does he handle it when Max gets admitted? Praying for the entire family, and glad that it is Devos, they are wonderful there!

  6. Well sister (and family), I don't know what to say. I feel so bad that you guys are being hit with all of this! All I can say is that I love you all very much, pray for you all the time and hurt for you all with all of my heart! I would love to hear that you need us for something...anything! You know that you can call/text me last minute for anything. I can make a trip to the store and drop something off to you, bring you dinner, take your laundry and bring it back all nice and DONE! Whatever you need, I am here for you!