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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.

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Normal Week

We had a full weekend. Kevin and Hans got back on Friday morning. Elle headed in to school and we hung around. We were going to make dinner plans with another friend in Houston, and then decided to chill out here. Good plan, because Hans started throwing up!?! He just did twice, which is unpleasant for anyone. But, for Hans with his adrenal insufficiency, it can get serious very quickly. We were pretty sure somebody would be taking him into the ER. But, we got a fresh prescription of Zofran, and watched him carefully and somehow dodged that bullet. He is doing well and today is already on Day 5 of Round 4 of Millennium. He'll go in one day this week for counts. And he'll do the home school thing with Ms. Kathy. We don't know if the nausea was more from the meds, from the flu shot he had gotten late Thursday, or just from being pretty messed up - waking up at 4am on Friday to catch an early flight. We'll never know. We are just glad that Hans is doing okay.

We just did a lot of hanging around, talking, eating. The guys took Honey to the park while Elle and I spent all day Saturday at a soccer tournament and half of Sunday too. We were in Sugarland. Three games - two losses, one tie. A lot of good sporting fun! Sunday wasn't so fun though. E got nauseated on the drive down, probably because she had just taken the Tamiflu....so, more puking! Argh. She didn't feel like playing because of her hurting tummy, but she went into goalie at the second half. And then Center Forward. Those were her two positions for this weekends soccer games.

Meanwhile, my friends Charon, Athena and Vickie handled a huge Bead-a-Thon (without me) here in the Woodlands. The ladies of the NCL set up a 70-plus volunteer beading event and I hear it was pretty fun and went well. Thanks all around. I was sorry I couldn't be in two places at once!

Sam left back to Alaska on Saturday. We're glad he could come out. He got some great shots of Hans. If you haven't realized, Hans is VERY resistant to posing for pics when we are behind the camera. Glad the idea of fresh blood worked.

Thanks for checking up on us.



Vickie said...

Love Hans grin and sparkling eyes! Maybe he will take care of you in you dotage by going on the pro golf tour.

Sorry that Elle didn't feel her best in the final game, but I'm glad she got to play, ad on the blue team!

Are you pretty confident about the 70 number? At one point Charon counted 66, and they just kept putting up more tables and overflowing into other parts of the building. With 70, every single person would have had to make 3+ lanyards.

Anonymous said...

WOW...what a smile Hans!

TUMMY BUGS BE GONE!!!!! Don't you just hate that??!!!! Aunt Susy does...she's not nearly as brave as Hans and Elle!

Rest up...soon Spring will chase away the winter bugs!

Thinking of you with love and BIG hugs!

Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Look at those dimples. Hans is soo cute!

Love & Prayers Always,
Theresa W.

The Adkins Family said...

Looks like Hans is having a great time!