I have to update to share some unofficial good news! Both Dr. Maris and the attending here have eyeballed Hans' CT scan to say it looks good (aka clean, clear and free of NB or any other tumor or cancer!). Preliminary results of the bone marrow aspirate look good as well. The actual bone marrow biopsy will take a couple of days. Dr. Maris and I both suspect it will be positive on at least the right side. However, the onc who did the biopsy didn't see any "large clumps of tumor" when he spread it on the slide...
All good. All I can say is Hallelujah! Thanks for checking up on this little dude. Thanks for your calls texts emails and notes. I haven't been too chatty so sorry if I haven't shot a note back. I'm just using every drop of my energy and emotional reserves to do what we've gotta do here. This just sucks out of you about everything you've got. I was shaking like a leaf througout the CT scan was as nervous as I've ever been about anything. We meet with our team formally tomorrow. Still inpatient tonight as we continue to deal with low sodium,low potassium and headaches. Dr. Maris attributes Hans' current condition to a bug that has zapped him, and this is how Hans looks getting through it sans adrenal glands. I'll take that explanation to the bank.
- Hans Weberling
- 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.