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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, April 21, 2010

Counts back up

Hans and Grandma Stephanie on the Ferris Wheel

Kelly and Elle at solo and Ensemble

Shane and Elle at Solo and Ensemble
Hans' ANC was up to 1300 yesterday - good, b/c none of us really wanted to deal with it being low much longer!

My mom got in and we've been doing a lot of stuff since then. We made a quick stop on the way home from the airport to the Houston Aquarium for a Ferris wheel ride. We've done every thing from attend a baptism ceremony - sweet baby Jace!- to get the brakes done on my Honda. I've got a haircut, and I am pretty sure we've accomplished a few more things. Hans has been doing well with his teacher, and Breanna is working with clay with him out on our front porch now.

I think we are going to have some fun tomorrow - we're going to play hookie and go to Galveston! Friday night Kevin and I are going to have a "date night" for our anniversary of dinner and the ballgame. Then, the week will be over before you know it.

Elle and her friends did great at their solo and ensemble event on Saturday. I've never been a band mom before, so I'm learning the ropes.

So, it's mostly good news from here. Hans has had some random additional arm and back pains. But.... we're keeping the docs informed and keeping our fingers crossed. I feel thankful and grateful that round 6 went off without a hitch, and that counts look to be up to start Round 7 Thursday next week.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers that Millennium is going to get rid of a bit more of this disease!



Anonymous said...

I'm glad everyone is having such a good time w/Grandma Stephanie! We've love all of the pics - good to see all of the smiles on everyone!

Love, G.Kathy & G.Dale XOXO

Anonymous said...

I, too, am pleased you are having fun with Grandma Stephanie!

It sounds like your days are FILLED with interesting events!

Enjoy your date night Kevin and Lara!

Love, hugs, and prayers for the very best of the best!
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Yeah for happy days and good smiles. Thanks for the call this a.m. La - we'll make sure and get Stephie on time!! Tom made copies of the pictures and gave them to Papa - he loved them, of course.Love to all - pl