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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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Didn't Make Counts x 1

Just got back from TCH. We had some mixed news. Some counts look great - HGB 12.1,
Platelets were okay at 138, but then, whoa, ANC was a mere 250! So - no chemo for Hans, today. We'll go ahead and go back in on Friday to see what happens.

The thing is, I am almost thinking he could use a few days of a break before he takes another hit.

We miss our girl! I know she's having a ball. She spent several days with Grandma Kathy, even worked a shift at the farmer's market in her grandma's jewelery booth. Now she is with Auntie Anna, Uncle Matt and two adorable cousins Emma and Hailey.


Oh, yeah, I'm still working on this site. I'm not done adding families. These are some of the stories I follow. I mostly follow some kiddos who have relapsed, and some angels! My many many pals who are doing well and are "survivors" just don't post so much these days - which is a good thing, I think.

Please let me know if I've linked your child's blog and you'd rather I didn't! I'll happily remove the link. Likewise, please let me know if you'd like your child to be linked here if he/she is "also in the fight against relapse." This is by no means a comprehensive list, it's just some of the many kids stories I've taken to... So many little souls to pray for... so many families... so many lives in the balance. They are each extraordinary.


Anonymous said...

We had a great visit with Elle. Grandpa Dale and Elle golfed - Grandpa said that Elle and the gas pedal (golf cart) are BEST friends!! He evidently had sort of a fast/bumpy ride!
Can't wait to pick her up on Friday again for our annual pedicure and more fun!! Can't wait for Hans and Lara to visit too. The pony is waiting for Hansie!
Love, G.Kathy XOXO

Anonymous said...


I am so sorry Hans had a tummy upset...oooh, I just hate THAT!!! FEEL WELL SOON, Hans!!!! Best to rest and drink fluids...stay cooool!

Congratulations, Elle, on winning the t-shirt contest! I can't wait to see your design!

I know you had fun at the Farmer's Market with G. Kathy...perked up G. Dale, too, with your pedal to the metal style!!!!

Sounds like more fun is awaiting...enjoy every bit of it!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy