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Bakersfield, CA, United States
Hans was a busy, happy, sweet and fearless three year old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. He fought his disease like a "gladiator" for nearly 6 years. Hans was an animal lover to his core. He was 'guarded' at home by his three cats, Black, Orange and Cotton. He also had his Golden Retriever, Honey, to keep him company. Hans enjoyed swimming, biking, gardening, grilling (he had his very own grill!), horseback riding, playing video games, building Legos, and flipping between Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet. Hans loved all members of his family and he was a loyal friend. He had to go through a lot of treatment in his life. But Hans powered through it. His attitude was let's get this done! His motivation was always to get back home, to his family, pets, favorite foods and pool.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Home Again

We made it home! Still no real clue as to what caused the initial fever, or the dip in Blood Pressure. We did find out once again that it wasn't A B flu, nor H1N1. But - I've already got Dr. Russell and the CHOP team "on it". Hans should be well-considered.

Hans and I hung out at the 'hossable' last night while Kev went home to be with Elle and get ready for work. Hans was funny when he found out yesterday that we had to stay another night. He said, "Those Doctors must really love me if they want me to keep staying here!" I think they do love him! They think he is the cutest little curly blonde mystery!

Elle spent the weekend with Michelle and Mark until Mark brought her down to Kevin this afternoon and they all picked us up for home.

Hans was also funny making plans over my cell with his dad while he was enroute, I kept hearing him tell Kevin, "Dude, you're breaking up!"

Thanks to Athena and fam for bringing us treats on 7!!!

Thanks to Michelle and fam for taking such great care of Elle this weekend. It is actually pretty hard for me to be without my girl when we have to be inpatient - but I know she was in good hands.

Thanks to everyone else for your texts, call and emails, offers of help and playdates.

We just hope we're out of the woods. Kevin is suggesting that we keep Hansie home from the school germs til he's back to 100%. I'll try to get some of Hans' classwork for the week. I don't know what it is like in other parts of the country this Fall, but here in Houston - it's a MAJOR flu epidemic. We've NEVER seen the hospital on such strict regulation. We feel they were conservative in making decisions for Hans based on the severity of things they have seen in the general population. So - be careful out there - wash your hands!



Anonymous said...

Glad Hans is home again!! I know how hard it is to stay away from germs in a Kindergarten class... Praying for good health and strong soldiers to fight off those icky germs (that's how we describe the white blood cells in class) :)

Sarah Nusbaum

Anonymous said...

Someone must have been tickling Hans' funny bone while he was in the hospital!

Love, G. Kathy xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh! I hope Hans is OVER the bug!

Half (11/22) my class has been absent, off and on, since last Wednesday...the kiddos have been quite ill!

So, I imagine the flu is hitting all areas!

Hi to all!

Aunt Susy