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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.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

ANC Pending...

We had another surprise today. Our teams decided it would be okay to get our labs drawn locally at our pediatrician's office today. Well, their machines are not quite as high tech as the hemonc machines. I guess Hans's ANC was too low for their machine to read! We are having it sent out to an outside lab and should have a value tomorrow. We did get the overall white count back, and that had come up a bit since Monday, it was 1.4, and now 2.0, but it's still pretty low, indicating that we'll get a low ANC back. HGB levelled off a little to 10.4, and Platelets came up to 117. I guess it's just a wait and see kind of Round!

So, we stayed home again...more home school, even home PE - Hans joins me to do little parts of work out videos, it's pretty cute! And, we just mixed up a batch of chocolate chip plus cranberry (craisin) cookies. I am doing more online Christmas shopping than usual this year, so that works. I'll keep you posted as we get that wacky ANC back tomorrow.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update...may each report indicate improvements, little by little!

Your program sounds just like Erin's at Hans' age! Home schooling, home work outs, walks, and pony rides...and art intermingled between all! She also loved to bake and create salad dressing recipes...I still have them! FUN times!

Thinking of all of you with BIG love...and hugs,
Aunt Susy