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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.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Made Counts - Round 23

Quick update here - Hans Made Counts to start Round 23. Now we will just wait until the meds get delivered from CHOP and we're all set to start. Hans' HGB was up around 11 and platelets were over 200 and his ANC was about 1500. We just had our last scheduled office visit at TCH with Dr. Russell. Our next 'local' office visit is scheduled for around June 14th at CHLA! That's a trip. We'll still be back up at TCH for a couple of Lab draws, and a Neulasta shot that we won't forget this time;)

As far as what we've been up to... a fun weekend with soccer (only one game left) a first Communion party for our little friend Ryan, and a girl scout shopping trip for a campout next week (Hans was Elle, Amber and Kelly's official assistant). Hans' horseback riding is back in session, but has been cancelled or we missed a few weeks, so we've only gotten to go twice this session...

I'm actually lounging around here a little bit - relaxing and putting my feet up now that we've got a contract on the house and just over a month before the move. Can't complain!!!! I just ordered a couple of home design books to get some ideas for the new place. And, I feel I have so much time on my hands after what we've just done with getting the house ready and then showing it, that I actually got started early on my summer reading and ordered War and Peace -I've not yet read it so I figure no time like the present.


Anonymous said...

The Prince and his Princesses! Lucky Hans...lucky ladies!

So pleased to know all is on track, and that fun is in place!

It will be fun to feather your new nest!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful to hear how well things have turned out! Hans looks terrific and you sound so relaxed! I have admired your posts to the listserv. Hans' story is one that I am sure fills others with great hope!
With Love!
Ashton Blackman

Kate said...

What a great photo!! So great he made counts and is doing well. Enjoy War and Peace -- you are ambitious!!

Anonymous said...

Just took a closer look at the pic - I LOVE ELLE'S HAIR!

And, Hans looks like he's having a great time with the girls.

Glad all is well :)
Love Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...


You are remarkable...and more!

Love and hugs,