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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 20, 2010

TIme Flies

It seems like time flies when things are going well. Sorry it's been several days since I posted. We've just been good-busy. It's been going pretty well on Round 17 so far. Hans still experiences the primary symptom of a 'mild euphoria' after he takes the med, so he is a little bit buzzed for a little while.

We managed to wrap up another project around here - painted the study - we went from pink to green. Painting and doing DIY projects has been my strategy for managing these stretches where Hans can't get out much with his low ANC. It feels good to get another project done, and it feels even better to put the painting stuff away in the garage for a little while. I think we'll do Hans' room next, and then I'm going to have to tackle the kitchen - cabinets and everything. That is going to be a BIG job.

My mom arrived last night:) Yay. We are all happy to have her, and happy that Papa is doing well enough to send her down to us for a week.

Our sweet girl scout troop had a fun night. We did a Christmas caroling progressive dinner. I used to do these growing up so it was very sweet to pass on the tradition. I loved that the girls were into it and aren't at that "too cool to carol" stage yet:)

That's about it- Hans is just as happy as a clam counting down to Christmas.



Anonymous said...

So pleased to hear "Life IS good!"

Grandma Stephanie has arrived...and Santa is soon to follow!

Enjoy home!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

I remember those girls scouts progressive dinners, but I guess I didn't do the caroling part~or forgot about it! Anyway, so happy tp hear things are good! Merry Christmas! Love you!


Hans' Mom said...

no, sunny, you're right. I was just asking my mom, we did the progressive dinners with no caroling. We added that here b/c there are three of us pretty close together. It was fun.