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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, February 25, 2010

Little Hansie Tidbits

Hello, I have a lot of random bits of thoughts on my mind today. Hans is having a little eye pain this morning again, now on Day 8 of Round 4 of Millennium. It's getting better after dosing him with Tylenol with Codeine. We are hanging out in the living room with all the shades drawn so the light doesn't affect his eyes.

Hans is funny - here is a pic of him last night. He wanted to serve us broccoli for dinner, but he didn't want to have to be bothered by the smell, see his solution.

I tried to upload a cute video of him dancing to Big Time Rush - his favorite song. Hans really loves this song and cannot hear it enough. But -the thing failed. Sorry.

The other day we were picking up our Girl Scout cookie order from our friend Lucia. I left Hans in the car with his favorite song going - Big Time Rush is loaded to his sister's iPod and we listen to it a minimum of three times in a row. I left Hans in the car with it playing (at a moderate volume), I parked by the garage and ran to ring the bell at the front door. Hans turned the volume up to 11. Apparently he was all-out dancing in the back seat. Lucia had been in the back yard. She heard the music blasting, she told me she wondered - who's here? She has a few teenagers at home and figured it might be one of daughter's boyfriends. She was surprised to open the gate and find Hans rocking out in her driveway.
I am trying not to eat toooo many girl scout cookies these days after pick all of those cookies up!

Hans also has a lively imagination these days. As we watch the Olympics Hans makes up stories to go along with it. When we were watching Ice Dancing, he says, oh, I used to do this, when I was 3...with this girl Emma... I'd throw her up, and let her catch herself.
He also has been telling tall tales about Grandpa Oscar. He has been repeating this story that he and Grandpa Oscar like to go out into the woods and feed the bears raspberries. Hans is a trip.

He has been working hard with Ms. Kathy. I can't believe how much ground they can cover in their sessions. He works really hard and we feel really fortunate to have her and these special one on one sessions.

I need to talk more about another Continental OnePass Miles Drive to help us get up to Philly without breaking the bank. I also need to talk about this year's St. Baldrick's Event -but I'm sort of tired from a day at clinic. Hans is holding his own but his sodium was pretty low for him at 131. His other counts look okay, but we'll probably be a little freaky about him being out and about since we have to presume they are still dropping. Clinic wasn't too concerned about Hans' eye pain. So, I hope that's a good sign???

Thanks for checking up on us today.



Shannon said...

That photo of Hans is hyserical!!! Michael has a very sensitive nose....I should show him & give him the idea ;) I need to hear that song & see what Hans is dancing too :) My boys love to dance!

Anonymous said...

WHOO HOO, Hans! Now, the students and staff have the PERFECT solution for those days broccoli is served in the cafeteria...everyone in Raton catches the "drift"!

Dancing is always GREAT fun...the ice dancing was fabulous! I can't wait to see YOUR video!

A family of academics! So glad you are enjoying your lessons!

We have MORE snow this morning...the third 2-hour school delay this week!

Thinking of ALL of you, and blowing kisses your way!

Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Interesting how Hansie lets 'Emma' catch herself! He's very intuitive - wonder if he's picked up on vibes (here...I'm tired today - catch yourself!) from the male dancers!

Life with Hansie is always interesting!

Love, G.Kathy

The Adkins Family said...

Great photo! Hope Hans is feeling better!