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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

>50% Reduction

Hey - we just got some news...

We just found out there is a greater than 50% reduction in the tumor burden on Hans' skull.
There is still disease present and signs of increased pressure on the brain, so our docs have agreed it does make sense for the radiation to continue. We get today off but will start back up tomorrow. Like I said, we have to be at CHLA all next week for Inrino/Temodor anyway.
I just found out we'll do a total of 8 more sessions for a total of 20 radiation sessions. Looks like we'll be in LA all next week, and then finish up Radiation the Tues/Weds after Labor Day.

They may want to do a blood flow study, or an MRV in addition. We are just hanging in there while we let the docs get down to the bottom of our boy! Just praying we are all lead to the most effective, least harmful treatments for him at this time! Thanks for your thoughts and prayers as well.


Charon said...

Lara, Glad to hear there was reduction in tumor. We will keep praying for continued reduction as Hans treatment continues. One day at a time...hang in there - you are a good mama!

Much love, Charon

Anonymous said...

Hooray for good news!

Kate said...

That is very encouraging news! What a great response to treatment so far. We will keep the prayers going. Sending our support to precious Hans! Although we don't know him personally we are all rooting for him!!

Halie Pigott said...

I am so thankful for the reduction in the tumor. You are all in our prayers!!!