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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, August 31, 2010

Holding His Own

Hi. We've wrapped up Round 12 over the weekend. I figured out today that there should be about 34 maximum rounds of Millennium on this trial. So, I guess we are a third of the way through this one. Rounds are spaced 3 weeks apart, and the trial is written so that he can stay on it for 2 years. Anyway... he could always get bumped off for side effects, progression, or just if the doctors, or his family, wanted to pull him off for another reason.

So far he his holding his own. His blood counts tend to hover on the brink. His HGB is 8.9, ANC is about 1100! I think! We got labs at our local peds office today and the print out is just a little different so it's hard for me to find the ANC... Platelets are great at 330! That's nice.

That's about it! Hans is doing fine with the homebound with Ms. O. - it's just that it's not so many hours.

Elle is busy with school and soccer. Soccer is back and in full swing.

Numbers haven't been fully crunched yet on the run, but early reports look like we might be in the 10K ball park! Not bad for an Inaugural Run!

Thanks for checking up on us:)



Anonymous said...

Just a note to say....."we love you". pl

Anonymous said...

We are thinking of you daily :)

Pat K.