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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.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

K lookin' good!

I'm just going to hit the high points of the past few days here:
Hans is lookin' good. He has gone back to school Weds and Thursday this week (making for a grand total of 7 out of the last possible 19 days of school - with our trip, his bout of separation anxiety, and then this recent fever!) We found out that Hans came back negative for H1N1, and everything else - we don't even know what got him, but he is looking good now! Hans had a great Potassium of 3.8 today. We'll go get him checked back out next week. He is on Day 6 of this (11th) round of ABT-751. I think it's going pretty well. It seems like the drug is shortening his fuse a little bit. He kind of shouts out at me a little when I'm prodding to get him to do something. But, it doesn't seem to be a terrible Round. I was thrilled that Hans was 'present' for picture day yesterday - can't wait to see and share those pictures. I bought the USB device package so I'll be able to share with you right away!

Elle is busy as a bee. Yesterday she got to go to the Houston Zoo on a school field trip. As I update today she is staying after school to participate in Part One of the school talent show. She is singing/rapping the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel Aire. It should be fun!

For those of you who have had a chance to meet my friend Kelly, please keep her and her boys in your thoughts and prayers over the next weeks. She is grappling with some difficult decisions regarding her ongoing breast cancer treatment.

Thanks for checking in on us.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Prayers for Kelly and her boys. God is with you!

I remember that Kelly is the techie who set up this blog for Lara on the day or the day after Hansie was diagnosed. Even then she was in her own struggle with cancer.
HansJourney has been a great way for everyone to be up to the date with developments regarding more people going through wonderful and heartbreaking experiences than I ever imagined back then....

Hug someone you love soon!
G'ma Stephanie