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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.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hans and Black...

Hans and his cat Black.

Hans is VERY into the Christmas spirit. Today we could get him to do just about anything if we said it was "for santa". We were all cleaning this morning, and at one point I found Hans on his hands and knees, scrubbing the floor for santa! He also picked up the sea of transformers from our study. Wow - some of those toys have rarely seen the inside of a toybox! Anything for Santa, right?

We had a GOOD day at clinic. It was realatively brief. We got labs.
HGB 11.1
ANC 1.76
Platelets 212

We are still holding. Also, I totally forgot to mention that Hans had a drop in Potassium and Phosphorous on Tuesday's labs. So, we started supplementing with Potassium capsules and today he's fine. I guess this is just something we'll have to watch for on the new med. I asked the docs how we take care of low phosphorous. Their answer: meat. Hans has already been self medicating for that little problem. He has been asking for A LOT of turkey dogs this week! Ugh. of course there are also the chickens, the bacon, the ribs and the salmon... look out livestock, Hans' phosphorous is low! Kevin makes a good short order cook, and at least Elle and I don't eat TOO much meat - kind of like a cap and trade thing going on at our house.

Merry Christmas...

Love, Lara, Kevin, Elle and Hans


Anonymous said...

Hi Hans!! Sounds like you are doing well! Merry CHristmas from California- a bright sun shiney day.

Be sure to eat potassium after gaving a full belly. I had to take it one year when I was on big doses of steroids. But its great stuff for keeping muscles moving right~~!!

Nothing wrong with range fed cattle and chickens or turkey!! There are some brauts that don't have sodium nitrate that are better than hot dogs!!

Santa is always generous with kids who are good!! Sounds like you should get some gold stars for cleaning up?!???

Luv "auntie marcia"- Susy's friend

Anonymous said...


Such kindnesses and thoughtful towards Santa will NOT be ignored!

So glad to hear the Christmas spirit at your house is glowing...I had heard on the news that The Woodlands had an unexplained glow overhead last night!!!!

We are experiencing a blizzard AND sunshine...go figure????????

However, we are snug and warm indoors with the lovely aroma of ginger snaps wafting through the house!

Love and hugs all around,
Aunt Susy...Don't forget to put out Santa's favorite snack...golly, does he enjoy great snacks!