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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.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

2nd post of day

I just have to round this post out with another note. For about two hours today I was under the impression that Hans' MRI had shown "signs of a stroke". There had been some concern, because of the increased pressure and its proximity to the main vein draining from the brain. That was why they had ordered the MRV. But as soon as I hit send on my response email and the dozen of questions it contained, our Fellow immediately called me, apologizing for his Gross Type-o. He corrected himself. He meant to say that there was NO SIGN OF STROKE. In fact, they are canceling the orders for the MRV based on the favorable findings and evidence of blood flow on the MRI.

Just one more tally in the "weird things that happened this month" column. What a relief that the error hadn't been the opposite. Our Fellow, Dr. Tran, went on to say that not only were they impressed with the reduction in Quantity of Hans' tumor, but that it also appeared to be reduced a good deal Qualitatively in strength/intensity/aggressiveness. Dr. Marachelian emailed that they are very pleased with Hans now. We are too! I'm excited that the Radiation and Irino/Temodor will have one more opportunity to work together against Hans' tumor next week.


Charon said...

Now those are good emails to get from the docs!! Hopefully you can rest a little easier tonight.

Anonymous said...

Great news....always good to hear about improvement.
Kerry, Madison and Sean

The Nusbaums said...

Thinking about your family often, and continued prayers for healing and strength as Hans fights this new tumor. He is SUCH a fighter!! Loved hearing about his good appetite and enjoying pizza and wings! :)
Sarah N

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness for your good fellow's conscientious follow through!

May the weekend be a long series of sweet celebrations!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy