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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, January 26, 2011

Round 19

Sorry it's been a little while! When things are going well, I tend to turn into a bit of a blogger slacker.

Hans is doing great. He handily 'made counts' yesterday with HGB of 10.3, plts 214, ANC a whooping 8,000. We talked to the CHOP team and the TCH team, the both said the high ANC is 'safe', but we may lower his dose of Neulasta just a little bit. We just got the thumbs up from CHOP to start Round 19 of MLN 8237 (Millennium). Round 18 was just so much better in every way than Rounds 16 and 17 - I started to wonder if he was REALLY swallowing his meds (he was).
Anyway, this round alone, he has been able to enjoy more playdates, outings and get-togethers than usual, and he started up his new activity/horseback riding. Our lesson was cancelled this week for rain, but if the weather is good, we should be going on a trail ride this weekend. I'll get pics.

Hans' teacher gives him lots of opportunities for homework. Hans usually gets dramatic about doing homework for me! It's a struggle.... He is still working well with his teachers, but doesn't relish doing 'homework' after they leave. We went through a process but eventually got his big "Timeline" project finished this weekend. Here he is below, looking upset about it all! UGH. At least he gets to 'chill' with our cat, Orange. He is Hans' guard cat. He spends as much time as he possibly can with Hans. Apparently Orange doesn't mind the homework piling up on him.


Will's Dad said...

ummm...is it just me or does that cat look about the size of a baby lion?

Anonymous said...

That's one big cat or one small lion. Han's is not looking like a hayyp camper doing his homework. But alas I feel for him, I hated homework with a passion too.

Uncle Michael in Scottsdale

Anonymous said...

I remember when Orange had an injured hip and Hans would stand by his crate to make sure he was doing OK. Seems they have a great mind/body/soul connection...
G'ma Stephanie

.......................................Hans Weberling said...

Yes! They sure do - an tho he is not quite a lion...he is a really fluffy big, beautiful cat that could pass for one. I need to write a post about the orange/Hans connection! It's bizarre!

Anonymous said...

Orange is way MORE than a cat...WOW, Hans!

It seems to me Orange is awaiting a finished product???? As an adult, Orange knows the importance of completing one's homework! (His mother schooled him well!)

After lessons, take a break...then, tackle that homework...snacks REALLLLY help!

OOOH....a trailride this weekend!!!! That's reason enough for Aunt Susy to finish HER homework (I have WAY more than you, Hans!!! It is scary!)! I can't wait to see the photos!

What is Elle up to???

Enjoy your weekend!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy