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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.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

oh what a night

Oh Boy,
Here I update from the ER of CHLA. Not where ya wanna be, but what are ya gonna do? The good news is: Hans seems to be fine. He surprised us all with a little bout of chills and fever about 24 hours ago. Since then we've been on a tour d'ER's of California. We started out local with a visit to Bakersfield Memorial last night. We did the usual and went home for a 3 hour nap to be woken up by a little peek a boo fever of 103.4. We didn't want to play around, so drove straight in to LA. This can be as fast as an hour and a half in no traffic. We've spent the entire day here and have just been informed that we have a room on the fourth floor with our name on it. Fever has never been an issue again, but fatigue and then a low blood sugar and a low BP have been. Yikes. We are being held for now as the new Endocrine and Hem-Onc teams get to know our boy. They are watching his BP, sugars and the fever.
We are looking forward to getting a room with a view that's a little more cushy. The ER is not really built for an all day stay. But, we're just glad that fever didn't go out of control.
Must say thanks to Aimee who has come to hang with us, and even shuttle Kevin back home and bring me back the car since we only drove one down this morning. Sheesh, what a pal.
Thanks for checking up on us. Hopefully he'll be all patched up soon. They have decided to hold the MLN for tonight as Hans gains some strength.


Anonymous said...


Bless friends...and great doctors!

May you be home soon!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Hang in there, you guys! We're always praying and rooting for you, Hans!! So happy you are in such good hands...that's just awesome!

So, so sorry to read about Kevin's grandma...our deepest sympathies!

We're getting really excited to see Elle soon! YAY! :D

xo Shelley

Anonymous said...

Gosh - what a way to visit Los Angeles! Hope you are home very, very soon. Love, pl