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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 27, 2010

Home this Week!

I am sitting here watching the news... with the insane blizzard hitting the East Coast today, I think it's really great that we are going to Philly next week, and not this week. Originally, before Hans was delayed a week to start Round 17, we would be in the air tonight. I think it's very good that we aren't in the mix of travelers waiting for a flight. UGH. We leave in a week, and we are even pulling Elle out of school to join us this trip and extend all of our winter breaks by a couple of days:)

Hans is okay. Round 17 seems to be wiping him out a little bit. He had some mouth sores on Christmas Day, and he's very low energy! Poor little guy. It just breaks your heart to see him wiped out on the couch. Luckily Santa (and cousin Erin) sent him many of his Bionicles from his Christmas list. These are little action figures that you build piece by piece. Hans powered through six of them over ten hours or so Christmas Day. He said he was very happy. I am just blown away that in all of our 4 plus years of treatment we've only spent one Halloween, one Thanksgiving, and one Memorial Day Weekend in the hospital!!! Somehow we've spent each Christmas right at home. Am I jinxing us now????

Better go wake Hans up and get him fed. We don't have a plan yet for this week, I think local labs tomorrow, and maybe go into clinic later in the week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, I send wishes for a speedy end to mouth sores and low energy!

However, It sounds like Hans is a guy who know how to use his time well!

A family trip will be great...the timing perfect!

Thinking of you with love...and sending big hugs!

Aunt Susan