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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, May 25, 2011

Made Counts, but just barely..

Here's a shot of Hans "getting his groom on" - grooming Dash at his last lead line club class with Ms. Amy last night. He fed Dash 5 entire apples after the ride.

Here's another shot I took for the scrapbook - this is Hans with our Hands-down favorite pizzaman, Kendall of Pizza Tonight. They've had a great relationship. Kendall has helped us keep Hans on the face of the planet by keeping him in fat and calories these past 4.5 yrs and Hans has helped Kendall's business by being his "best customer"! Pizza Tonight is located just doors away from Hans' school.

Hans went in to see Dr. Irani this morning. Hans made counts but just barely with HGB at 9.4, plts at 118 and a really strong ANC of about 6000. Hans still has a rough little cold - I know it's rough because I got it too. I start getting a little whiny about my cold, but really stop myself realizing that all Hans does is stay "stupid" when I ask him "How's your cold?" He's pretty tough! That what Dr. Maris said after taking a peek in his mouth last week.

We have to wait for thumbs up and medication from CHOP - the plan is to start on Friday but we shall see...

This week has been heavy with paperwork and moving details. It gets kinda crazy stressful! We sold our playstructure already! Would you believe we sold it to a family relocating here from Bakersfield!?! She works for the same company as Kevin. It's like my dad always says, "It's a small world but I wouldn't want to paint it."

I feel like we are in a pleasant whirlwind of getting stuff wrapped up and having special little lunches, meet ups and play dates with some of our pals here!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos of Hans and his magnificent friends!

Hans and Dash must be quite a team...3 apples worth!

May the move progress smoothly...the colds BE GONE!

Love and hugs from afar!
Aunt Susy

Kate said...

Thanks for posting the great photos of Hans with Dash and his favorite pizza man! Hoping the wrapping up phase of the moving process goes smoothly and that you and Hans kick your colds!! Good luck with everything.

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures!Hans has made many special relationships with people - they are going to miss him a lot!!

How cool that the play structure can fulfill a wish for the new family, and allow Hans to get a diving board for the new house! And indeed - what a concidence on move from/move to!

Hope you both get rid of your colds and Elle doesn't pick it up!

Love, G.Kathy & G.Dale XOXO