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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, August 11, 2010

Labs are Fine and a couple E'burg pics

Hans, Grandma Kathy and the new pony, Pepper

Grandpa Dale, Hans and Zippy

Just another quick post - we were able to go to Children's Seattle yesterday and get labs done. It's sorta crazy that Hans is having labwork sent across three states - drawn in Seattle and faxed to Philadelphia and Houston (I feel a little high maintainence about this), but whatever works, right? They were very accomodating. The results actually looked pretty good - HGB 11.9 (or was it 11.1 I actually forgot), Plt 200, and an ANC of 1900. They did say a few values in the chemistries were just a bit high and low... but nothing too concerning. Oh, I guess the liver was a little irritated so who knows what that was about...ALT 61. Hopefully that will resolve!

We are in Ellensburg, and Hans is helping with the horses and pony. Elle and I went to a nice lecture last night at Central Washington University commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Mt. St. Helen's eruption. It was nice to be able to go!

Pictures soon.



Ashton Blackman said...

I like how easy you make it all sound! Gives me hope for future cross country trips for our family. I told someone the other day that the world is a smaller place now for us. Safe travels and relaxation abounding for you all.

Anonymous said...

Ride 'em cowboys and cowgirls! Glad you can get a little girl time in and I'm sure Hans doesn't mind a bit...too busy helping with the horses and pony :)
Love and hugs, Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Dawn said...

So how is it that even when we adjust our schedule, we can't seem to be at CHOP at the same time? Elijah is having a few issues that we hope are just minor and possibly drug related. How are Hans and Elle? Tell them hello from us.
Hopefully we will see you soon.