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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, April 11, 2011

Made Counts

  • Just got back from TCH where we learned that Hans made counts! Yay. I didn't know which way that would go. Last week up at CHOP we had some borderline numbers, HGB of 9.0, Platelets of 53... Dr. Russell actually reserved Hans a transfusion spot at clinic today. Thank goodness we were able to blow out of there and back home for school instead. We had a quick weekend with Kevin home. Most of it was filled with home buying/selling paperwork and business. A couple of soccer games, and some glad-to-be-back-home favorite foods.

  • Here is a pic of Hans in his FAVORITE chair at clinic. I was taking Hans' picture and a nice gentleman offered to grab a shot of the both of us. Hans actually sits here, and only here, during our many clinic visits. He is a creature of habit I guess. Luckily, there have only been a couple of times when this seat has been occupied. When that happens, Hans waits it out and takes the spot as soon as it becomes available.

  • My blogger seems to have stopped recognizing paragraph breaks so I went with bullets today!


Anonymous said...

GREAT picture of Hans and Mom! Glad counts were good enough to get you in and out of clinic without a transfusion. And I bet everyone was glad to have Kev home for a few days. Hope you're all together in CA/new home soon!

G.Kathy, G.Dale xoxo

Anonymous said...

SUPER photo...beaming Mom and one young man who knows HIS chair! It makes me wonder about others who have found comfort in that chair...interesting!

Hooray for great counts!

Thinking of ALL of you!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy