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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, December 06, 2010


All I can say is shucks! I don't know why - but Hans' ANC is heading in the wrong direction!!! While the HGB and Platelets looked fine at 11.1 and 73 today, Hans' ANC tanked even further from 60 to "0.00"! Yikes, I don't think we've seen an ANC like that since Bone Marrow Transplant??? Who knows! I guess if you have a little virus, like this cold Hans keeps getting, your counts can struggle. I think I remember the team explaining that on this Trial, they START GCSF shots (to boost white counts) only if Hans' ANC is lower than 1000 for 14 consecutive days after the date he was to start the next round! That actually seems like quite a little while before using an intervention, huh? But then, I understand he'd automatically get GCSF each Round??? We'll just have to see what happens. He is supposed to Round 17 on Wednesday. It's pretty clear that he's not going to make counts.

He is doing fine! He has missed a lot of school though for these appointments and treatments days. We are about to go for a bike ride. We will just have to avoid crowds and sick people for a little while. If he spiked a fever, I have a feeling they'd keep him for quite a few days until that ANC popped back up! UGH.



Anonymous said...

We'll say prayers for avoiding germs but still having some good times! The holidays and hospitals are NOT compatible!

G.Kathy & G.Dale XOXO

rherbert said...

Sending positive thoughts and hopes of a quick turn around your way.

Anonymous said...

Ditto the prayers for recovered counts!

Love, Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

Bacteria and germs...BE GONE!

FRESH AIR is ordered for Hans! Whoo hoo for bike rides! How fun!

Aunt Susy is praying your "counts" straighten UP pronto!

Sending love and hugs from Nuevo Mexico!
Aunt Susy