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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.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Made Counts/Just 6 Days Late

2nd Post/Update:
We did make counts. Hans is looking pretty good: HGB 13.1 PLT 280 and ANC 1581! We are going to start back up at full dose, 60mg. At our next office visit I believe we'll at least discuss reducing the dose, because it doesn't look like a full time classrom 1st grade experience is in the cards if we stick with 60 mg, but we shall see. Hans and I are off to Seattle tomorrow, and then Kevin will join us in Philly for scans in two weeks! Not your typical summer vacation plans, but it'll do...

This is just a little clip of some of Hans' latest dance moves. We had to film from behind because he objects to us videoing him, or taking his picture still! We might just have to try to convince him to sign up for a little HipHop or BreakDance class somewhere. On our way in to clinic in a little bit. Planning to leave for Washington tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

WOW, HANS! I wish I could move like that (Now, there IS a visual image!?).

Will be awaiting news of the counts...


Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Will's Dad said...


Anonymous said...

Yeah for counts and YEAH for trip to Seattle. Can't wait to see you!

G.Kathy & G.Dale XOXO

Anonymous said...

I love it Grandma Stephaine quiet house will be rocken and boping.

I love it when Han's catches you Lara!!

I laughed out loud :) :) :)

Pat K.

Anonymous said...

WHOO HOO for great counts!

All aboard that plane...enjoy your travels!

School will happen at the right time and in the right place...NOT to worry! Read those books...be curious! Keep dancing...you are a tricky stepster!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Yay for making counts and yay for coming to washington!

The Burgharts said...

love the dance moves! how long will you be in Ellensburg? we might be coming through and would love to hug you all!