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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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

MRI Complete - Awaiting results

We had a scheduling miracle this morning. Hans was first slotted for a 4:30 pm MRI with the possibility of being bumped into an earlier time. He was told to go without food or drink (NPO) all day in the event that he got moved up. I requested an earlier time - I just hate him having to go all day with out food with his history of Hypoglycemic episodes...But everyone just looked at me like I was crazy. In my mind, he should have a Gold Card in his pocket that says, "I can't go NPO long," but I'm sure all mommies feel that way! But, then, we got the news at 6am that they were going to take him first case. Yeah! If only our results will be so amazingly good.

He is already back, and eating and relaxing in the room. He turns into a bit of a grouchy bear after anesthesia (he had to be sedated with Propofal for the MRI) so I am getting him what he needs and giving him some space! Now we wait. I have no idea when a radiologist will review the study and when our docs will inform us of results. I just hope whatever it is it's very treatable.

He was pretty funny last night. Elle had a well child visit yesterday. Hans talked to her and got all the gory detailed of the three shots she needed for immunizations. He wanted to know how bad it hurt and where she got each shot! At least he's not the only one in our family getting all poked up.



Anonymous said...

Sounds like he forgot to ask Elle how big the needles were! Take care, hang tough and we'll pray that it doesn't take too long for the doctors to have a diagnosis so Hans can move forward and get back to school with his little buddies!

Love, G. Kathy and G. Dale xoxo

Anonymous said...

Lara I want you to know that I have been praying for Hans and the entire Weberling family.You know I think he is the strongest little boy I have ever met and know that he will get through this no matter how big or SMALL!I will wait for your update and say another prayer in the mean-time.
All my Love, Joyce(Chloe Belle's mom)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update, Lara!
The bits of humor are delightful...what wonderful young people!

Waiting for the best of news....Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Seattle is praying hard for the best case results and a speedy return to The Woodlands!
Love to all,
G'ma Stephanie