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....

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Unexpected Long Day

Today Max had his first appointment at the oncology clinic. His blood work looked great other than he was anemic. So he needed a blood transfusion. So, our 60 minute appointment turned into almost 7 hours. We sat in a room for 2 hours waiting for labs, then waited 2 hours for blood, then the transfusions lasted 2 hours. It was a LONG day. Max was a trooper. He sat on my lap the whole time. He'd fall asleep randomly and cuddle Milo (his stuffed duck). He is so stinkin cute!
Slowly the color is returning to his face and his eyes look a little brighter. Hopefully he will actually sleep tonight and not have anymore fevers.

Cancer stinks. That is all I have to say about that.


  1. Praying the the blood transfusion helps Max feel better. So glad you guys weren't admitted.

    Please know how often Max and you're family is thought of. I'm praying for you guys constantly thoughout the day. I know it doesn't make it any easier, but I hope it brings you comfort.

    Love you all SO much,
    Marie Uzarski

  2. PS--Without a doubt, cancer completely stinks!!!


  3. Oh Kate! I can't imagine. We are constantly thinking about you and praying. We will pray for no fever tonight. Love you!