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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.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blood/Night at TCH

Yesterday we went in for labs up here locally. Info was exchanged rather slowly...we wound up getting word at about 3pm that Hans was to come in for blood! We actually wound up getting admitted to the 9th floor, starting blood at 10pm, finishing up at 2am and staying the night rather than drive home on little sleep. Crazy! I guess I did jinx myself in my last post.

The good news: Hans didn't have a reaction to the blood this time, and his ANC is through the roof at 2800! ! Bad news Platelets were low at 37, so it's back down to TCH tomorrow for more labs and possibly platelets! Gosh. I was a bit bummed to see these numbers. I had hoped to make some fun, regular Christmas break plans, like taking the kids to Pump it Up, Jumpin Jaks... but with these counts, maybe Chuck E Cheese is more in order??? Who knows!

I forgot to mention that my mom left the day after Christmas. She had to get up to Seattle to help with Papa, and to be there for my Aunt Pati as she underwent a delicate eye surgery!!!

Kevin's back at work this week. That's the scoop for now.
Thanks for checking up on us here on Day 15 of Round 17....



alanaransley said...

I was wondering where you guys were, and was going to call you today to find out.

Anonymous said...

I hope his counts hang in there so you can go do a few fun things away from the house!

Love, hugs and prayers,
Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael