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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, June 06, 2011

3 One-Way Tickets to California

It's Day 7 and Hans has done okay with Round 24. He has complained a little bit of eye pain/headache but no mouth sores. The "white meds" make him loopy. The other night we were playing Wii and he was really laughing and cracking us all up. Kev asked him how the white meds make him feel, he said, "I feel like paper." We try to give them in the evening so that all he really has to do is hang out while he's on them.

We have about 7 guys in our house packing us up today. Pack today, load tomorrow, fly out Wednesday. It is such a luxury to have the movers! Wow, that's one of the greatest things about getting relocated for a job! Kevin forwarded us our plane tickets this week. 3 one-way tickets to California!

We hired Blake, a 20-something neighbor/friend to drive out our dog, two cats and some houseplants in the CR-V. I didn't think the kids and I would enjoy that trip too much! Kevin brought one cat on the plane yesterday. He was not too thrilled with that. The worst part was getting the cat out of the crate to get through security. Even though Black had 2 sedatives, Kevin still got scratched up. Oy!

That's the update. They load up our beds tomorrow, so we'll be crashing at our friends Carmen and Jim's. We go in for our last clinic visit/Neulasta injection on Wednesday and fly out Wednesday night. Since our car leaves Tuesday, our friend/neighbor Alana will be chauffeuring us on Weds! We certainly appreciate every one's kindness and generosity.



Anonymous said...

May your trip be pleasant...WHOO HOO! What an adventure!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Kate said...

Wow, how fun and exciting!! Happy for you all to have this adventure!!

Anonymous said...

Yaaaay for California! So happy to have you guys closer!!

xo Shelley

Anonymous said...

So exciting! Welcome back to the west coast and so much closer!

Love, Sunny

Blair said...

Best wishes to the Californians! Hope you made it safely and are settling in well!

Anonymous said...

Only 1055 miles from Edmonds Wa!!!

Pat K.

Anonymous said...

Wow......what an adventure-how exciting- Great job working it all out.

kerry, madison

Anonymous said...


G'ma Stephanie