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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, November 05, 2010

Round 15 Done

Hans finished Round 15 of Millennium yesterday. It went okay. Hans does have occasional aches and pains on this medication and yesterday it was a little scary when he had a pain in the same spot as all that crazy arm pain last year and at initial relapse! Argh! Kevin and I plan not to bring it up and he hasn't mentioned it again, so that's a good thing. He had labs yesterday and his HGB and Plts are great, but that ANC is still pretty low at 600. He still has this cold! Uck. Going on Day 8 now.

Hans is cruising along in school - he brought home his first real report card and he got got all A's and one B:) He actually helped me finish painting my bathroom yesterday, too. My plan was to paint when Hans' counts were low but somehow I've only done three rooms! But, I am re-staining all of our cabinets so that is a pretty big job. I have been trying to tackle a 'project' each day when Hans works with his teacher. Makes me feel sort of productive. It doesn't happen each day - but it's good to have a game plan.

We just have a very normal busy weekend ahead of us. It's cold here now which is just great. Gonna go take Hans for a bike ride.

I messed up a couple of weeks ago and accidentally erased my whole column of kids "Also in the fight against relapse", we've recently lost many of those kiddos including Samuel, Elizabeth and Evan. I don't have the words at this point. Their families are in my heart, along with the great hope I have for all these kids still in the fight.

Peace, Love, and Cure,


Anonymous said...


I can see Hans, The Genius, immersed in his "research" as you "feather" your nest, Lara!

May his cold BE GONE!

An autumn bike ride sounds fun! May you enjoy many!

"Hi!" to Elle and Kevin, too!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Praying for all of the angels and all of the warriors.