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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.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Hans Bouncing Back!

I was pretty nervous in Clinic yesterday....sitting there HOPING we didn't come back with a low HGB and need a transfusion heading into Labor Day Weekend. Guess what! We didn't :)
Yay. HGB was 10.1 and ANC 1050. Plt okay, and chemistries normal. Yay. Normal weekend activities can resume... aka soccer, soccer, and more soccer.

The only wrinkle is that Elle and Honey and my washing machine were all out for a couple of days. Pretty good when Hans gets to take care of everyone else. Elle got her back to school cold. Someone better remind me next year to jack her up on Vitamin C next year. This happens every year. I pulled her out yesterday, and am keeping her home today. She was just miserable. Honey has a hurt leg from over-doing it last weekend at the park. She also has an ear infection... so she is on pain meds and an antifungal. Hans is very serious about his role as vet tech around here. I love it - I need the help. Our washing machine is now agitating after a visit from the kind, quick and efficient "1/2 Price Appliance" guy. That about sums it up.

Oh, our Girl Scout year started up last night with a mom's planning meeting. I'm back in the role of Troop Leader and I'm actually really excited about it! I stepped down as leader when Hans was diagnosed, and it's fun to be back at it. We have a great troop.

I guess the past 24 hours have been rather packed - I also submitted a request with homebound
to have Hans switched from the 8 am time slot to a later one. Much to my surprise, my phone was ringing almost as I hit send! He got the time slot that works best for him, but in the process we lost our lovely Ms. O:( We'll meet Ms. Yokam on Tuesday. I hate it when you solve one problem with another problem!

Oh, and I found a better link for voting for Arms Wide Open on that Pepsi Refresh grant.
Please consider voting 10 times per day all month. Perhaps it is the one thing we can all do for Pedi Cancer awareness month. How cool would it be for NB to receive one of Pepsi's top quarter of million dollar prizes. VOTE FOR ARMS WIDE OPEN HERE

Have a happy and safe Labor Day!
Every day is an adventure. Every day is a gift.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! Arms Wide Open moved from 15th to 13th place in one day! And it is so easy to vote. If everyone who reads this blog asks their friends and family to vote 10 times everyday we might be able to help more of these warriors have a better chance to grow up! It doesn't cost a penny and it could mean $250,000 to fight neuroblastoma!
G'ma Stephanie