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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, July 07, 2010

off to the conference

We went in for labs Tuesday. Hans was cleared to start the next round of Millennium. Round 10 I think! He made counts/ but didn't leave too much wiggle room.
HGB only 9.5 (at least it bounced up without a transfusion)! ANC 1200, and platelets over 200. I don't like it that he's not starting out a little higher - but at least we are starting right? Hans had a b'day party at Chuck E Cheese on Monday night. I'm pretty sure he was on top of the world.

Hans is feeling great. He keeps bringing me back to the pool so he can use his new snorkel set (thanks for the great b'day gift, Dana!) He even wants to squeeze in a trip to the pool if we've only got 30 minutes. It's adorable.

We are off to the Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Conference later today - all of us. It should be a really great and informative time.

I'm sorry I haven't posted any pics lately. Don't seem to have it all together! Soon??

Thanks for checking up on us. Lara


Anonymous said...

Tell Hans that Uncle Michael uses his mask and snorkel in the pool too, but using goggles more these days. Hope you have a great time at the conference!

Love Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

Ya know, Grandma Kathy has a pool. Maybe she needs a mask and snorkel for her birthday (and Grandpa Dale can borrow it ).

Just a thought, love you, Aunt Holly

Anonymous said...

WHOO HOO...sounds like GREAT fun, Hans! You are swimming just like a fish!

Enjoy Chicago's fun...and Erin! I will look forward to a report! Big birthday fun...with more pizza????? Greek food????!

Check your mailbox!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy