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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, January 07, 2010

And, back down to one lunch today

I was pretty happy and pleased yesterday - Hans was happy to be at school and all was well. But, right after I picked him up he started to complain of eye pain. And he was saying that he couldn't see very well. I touched base with the team, and found out that a handful of kids have a similar response to millenium that seems to go away as quickly as it comes on.

Nonetheless, we were taking a detour straight to TCH for a quick eval. Poor Hans did not want to go into clinic at all. I felt for him - here he was having a perfectly normal Kindergarten day, and then...

So, he actually had a pretty good temper tantrum - I'd rank it in the top 5 ever. I wasn't really geared up for all this, so I, in turn, had a pretty good breakdown. Luckily, the nurses were there to scoop me up just like they always do! Nurse Carrie performed the most beautiful and frankly heroic nursing procedure I've ever seen yesterday. She accessed Hans in his terrible state, like an angel, with no problems whatsoever. She made everything okay, because then Hans quickly got some Fentanyl, calmed down, and proceed with the exams that revealed he had great vision and no eye problems.

We took Hans home. He is eating well and drinking well, but he did have a little more eye pain. He's taking some Tylenol with Codeine now for it. He's okay this morning!

Argh. What a rollercoaster. No school today. We're just watching him. But, he has volunteered to do some "home school", so we'll see how that goes!


Thanks to Michelle, who had Elle over after school for a little baby holding time!


Sunny said...

I am glad it was nothing serious, what a bummer though!

Always in my thoughts,

Anonymous said...

I can understand why both of you had breakdowns - no fun. Grateful you have such wonderful support at the clinic - good for both you and Hans :) Hope Hans feels up for school again soon!

Love, Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

You are both allowed to "fall apart." It is no surprise that you have such a loving, fabulous support team...they are just like you!

Hopefully, a bit of the tensions are relieved and everyone can take a deep breath.

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy