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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.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Hello -

Hey there,

Just another little update. I got the official read on the scans - STABLE. It is so ironic and kinda sad that I am slightly disappointed to get a stable scan. I keep hoping this thing will just disappear. I guess I'll keep hoping and we'll keep praying that it doesn't start going in the opposite direction. Must remind myself: Stable Is Good!

Got bummer counts on Friday. Yikes. HGB of 7.9 and to my great surprise they allowed us to wait and see if they climb back up over the holiday weekend before a red blood cell transfusion. I guess that's good. We'll check again on Tuesday and sooner if need be. More laying low for Hans in the meantime.

I got some news - more work! We're not supposed to "blog" about our work with the Census, but I think it is okay to say that I did get another case load! So - back to figuring out the whole work/life balance thing. It's all good! I'm just going to try to knock out all of my cases before I leave for Seattle - and yes, PL, I'm coming up just haven't managed to get those tickets picked out yet!!! We just don't know if Kevin can swing it - these Philly trips tend to absorb the majority of his annual vacation days:(

Okay - that's it for now.
Be safe!
Be happy!
Go see some fireworks.



Anonymous said...

Stable is great news considering the alternatives. Hans is such a little fighter and it has given us so much joy to know that he has had many more fun experiences this spring and summer than any before - school, swim lessons, boogie boarding in the ocean, a sleep over, - all things he greatly deserves to experience.
Hope he and Elle get to take in some fireworks this evening! Love you all and can't wait to see you.

Love and hugs,
G.Kathy & G.Dale XOXO

Anonymous said...

Hi there!

I love "stable"....it is on the way to "clear!" Great prospects for an extraordinary Hans and his family!

Yikes! The 4th of July already! Have fun!

Seattle will provide a nice change of pace with loved ones!

Enjoy your neighborhood surveys! Life from different perspectives...and renewed appreciation for your own!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Vickie said...

Is this a birthday occasion? If so, many, many happy returns of the day (as Winnie the Pooh and friends always say)!

Anonymous said...

Yay for stable! That's great, Lara! Greta leaves for MT at the end of July until mid August...she'll be devastated if she misses Elle, so I'm crossing my fingers your trip works with hers!! xo Shelley