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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, July 31, 2011

Long 5 Days

Check out this thought provoking lil speech by an NB survivor, I just did and I think I needed to hear this tonight! Thanks, Tash!

We are having a calm and pleasant time at home since discharge, but a few of Hans' mystery symptoms are making these five days excruciating.

Right now, we are just hoping that they are able to book him for an MRI early this week. We need to get that done to inform Wednesday's meeting. You never know how a new hospital operates, but I had heard that one of three MRI machines is down and that appointments are scarce and hard to come by.

I wanted to put up a quick post to let you know that we are still at home and "okay", however loosely we are defining that these days. In truth we are pretty worried about our little guy and are anxious to have a plan to take care of him.

Thanks for checking up on us, Lara


Anonymous said...

Lots of prayers that this week provides a great plan for Hans!

Love you all,
Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

Hi Lara - Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you guys. I hope that treatment plans get decided soon for everyone's best interest. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Hans, it is my wish that each new day begins with feeling better!

I just have to share with you the antics of my youngest new neighborhood friends! During the past 2 weeks two sets of twin fawns have been born!!! One set is BIG, and the other SO petite!!! They have made friends with one another and enjoy romping through the oak brush surrounding the house!!! Their mothers must be sisters or best friends, because they are quite comfortable with one another and the antics of their youngsters!!!! I am pleased they stay HERE, and I make sure the water tank is filled just for them!

So, I will keep you posted!

In the meantime, my forest friends and I wish you well!!!

Love, hugs, and prayers....
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Praying that you get the tests and information you need to help give you peace and comfort to make all the decision you need to make about the next phase of treatment. Whatever that is--we know Hans is a fighter and will beat back this "tiny disease"!!!
Love to you-
Then Nolens

Anonymous said...

Hey Lara,

Just wanted you to know that we're thinking about you guys! I keep checking in to see how Hans is doing--hope his mystery symptoms have vanished and you've been able to have a calmer, more relaxed week getting a good plan together for him.

Talk to you soon,

Delayna said...

Thinking of you all. Hope. Faith. Love. and Miracles.