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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, July 19, 2011

CT Complete

Hans and I had a long and arduous day today. The poor kid had to drink 720 ml (24.5 or so ounces) of Blue Kool Aid with IV contrast. This is bad enough when you're at your best. It is usually a pain that Hans gets through. But Hans is still fighting nausea, vomiting and headaches. He has needeed the IV morphine for the headaches three times since 4 am. He's been on an IV drip so he's had no thirst. Sooo... it took us SEVEN HOURS...from 6:30 am until 1:30 pm to get all of the drink in him. He did vomit once, but only lost about 30 mls. I was surprised they allowed him to take so long, and I was alost surprised they 'made' him drink all of it. I thought they'd give up on him in the normal 3 -4 hours and let him get by on 50% - 75% of the drink. Once you get through the contrast, the CT is very quick and Hans does it without sedation. Today he got a head, chest and abdominal CT.

We are waiting. We'll get all these results by tomorrow. I am very very nervous right now.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I know everyone is worried about Hans right now.


Anonymous said...

What a trooper Hans is & you too! I am glad that he made it through the contrast. Hang in there. We are praying for Hans & for you too :) Much love & hugs from TX!

Charon said...

Thinking about you all and sending love and prayers!


Jan said...

Great news on all fronts! Hoping for the best possible results (whatever that means) on bone marrows as well.

Glad Hans is feeling better.