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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 17, 2011


Hans had a superb birthday in New Jersey. Thank God for Dawn and her family. They picked us up from the Ronald McDonald house and delivered us to a perfect 8th Birthday Party at Chuck E Cheese. Goodie bags, check, gifts, check, guests, check gorgeous homebaked cake, check. I hadn't planned a thing. Hans went hard and had a perfect day. Thank you 8 times over to our angels of friends the Tennesons.

AND THEN... (why is there always an 'AND THEN''???) Hans spiked a fever of 101.7 just after midnight. Poor babe made it just through his birthday. Elle and Kev escorted us to the ER. We got admitted for fever plus vomiting plus headache plus low Sodium.... Bah. Kevin and Elle were back to the RMH to catch 3 hrs of sleep before jumping on their flights. Elle had a delightful layover in Phoenix where she was able to hook up with 2 aunts and a cousin and solve one of her wardrobe problems. Thanks Debi, Holly and KK for spoiling her! They have safely arrived by now. Hans and I are hunkering down on 3 South at CHOP. Hans has been very sleepy, he has eaten nothing by one Froot Loop and I believe he's been asleep for all but about 4 or 5 hours since Midnight Friday. I guess he needs his rest. I'm posting now because I want everyone out there to think nice positive good thoughts about him getting well enough to go ahead with the bone marrow aspiration and biopsy tomorrow. This is a sedation procedure, so they might have to cancel him if he doesn't turn a corner. Thanks. I just want him to be able to get in there and get those done. We hope to be on a new trial and a plane by the end of the week. THANKS.

Love, Lara


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all!! Praying for all to go well.

Anonymous said...

I do hope plans are progressing in a positive direction!

Thinking of you with love and hugs...OH...the birthday photo is fabulous!

AND...I have 2 very petite, brand new twin fawns! They are so dear!

Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

I am sending love and positive thoughts to Hans. Love you guys!