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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.

Friday, June 17, 2011

plts and labs

So, we've had a slightly more "medical" intro to Bakersfield than we would have liked. I won the "First Trip to the ER" award for a mysterious insect bite that became infected and is starting to disappear with an antibiotic cocktail. I'm okay now, it was just a little sketchy and itchy for a while there. Hans got introduced to a new lab here. He was on a platelet watch with Platelets of 22 on Tuesday, but they bounced back up to 40 by Thursday. We go into LA on Wednesday to meet our new 'local' Pediatric Oncologist, Dr. Marachelian, at CHLA to see if we get checked out for Round 25 of MLN8237...

The house project is coming along, most of our appliances are now in and running, most of the inside is cleaned up, and the carpet is ALMOST all ripped up. We'll be trying to beat the clock now - - we just found out the truck gets here with all of our stuff at 8 am.

I hope to post a pic or two tomorrow or Sunday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your new cultural setting is one of change!

So glad the "bite" is calming down! The deer flies in NM can cause similar reactions!

How's the pool, Hans and Elle!

Arrival of the moving truck...whoo hoo! Just like Christmas...24 hour endeavors!

Aunt Susy