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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.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Long Weekend

We've sure enjoyed our long weekend/week off school! Yesterday we went and cut down our Christmas tree at the Red Caboose Tree Farm. It's a neat place that actually has all kinds of live farm animals and exotic birds you can check out when you are done cutting down your tree! We went there last year and loved it so we went back.

Hans' ANC was low going in to this weekend. I forgot to mention that it was at 400 when we went and got it checked here at our locals ped's office on Tuesday. He's starting to get a not-fun pattern of getting a cold with every single dip in his ANC. And, for some reason, I'm starting to follow suit! You always forget about how not fun a cold is until you get one. We had to miss a little play date with our old pals today because of our colds:( Ah well, maybe next time! Oh, and Hans is also having more mouth sores than usual on this round. Poor guy! It's like he's really doing relatively well on this med. But, dang, he is still on chemotherapy!

Elle got to go the Texans football game with her pal Kelly and her family today. She was really excited!

Starting tomorrow, I guess we have three more weeks of school and then Christmas break, yay! We'll go in for counts (somewhere) once or twice this coming week, and then we'll have an office visit next week to start Round 17 of this med next Wednesday. That will bring us to a full year on MLN8237!

Extra thoughts, prayers, and love are being sent to our little pal Patrick at this time.

Peace, Love and Cure,



Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a very busy Thanksgiving weekend. I'm so glad that you were able to cut your tree, how fun for the kids! Miss you all, I must get to Houston soon!

Sending my Love,


Anonymous said...

Oh,FABULOUS photo!!!

Thinking of you!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy