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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.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Round 2

Hans at the day hospital today for more chemo and then radiation...

We have Irino/Temodor Day 1 under our belts! I'm pleased that the stresses we had today weren't over Hans' health! I'll share with you just for the heck of that it that we are having insurance issues:( Our insurance doesn't wanna pay for the Temodor! They are okay with the Irino, but they've denied the Temodor. I'm rather shocked that we've made it this far without finding ourselves in this situation! Our Nurse Practitioner was really working hard to fight it or fund it. Kevin and I told her - whatever happens, don't delay treatment, we'll just pay for the meds.

This med is pretty pricey - the five pills we need are $1100! Ha. So, the NP had a great idea, why don't we just fill it one day at a time.. So we paid for one pill today, we'll see if we can fight insurance tomorrow. The NP has a lovely go-to charity for just this situation, but the funding agent had gone home sick today. Just a day in the life....

In really nice good news, Hans is tolerating Day 1 of this round MUCH MUCH better! Thank goodness! He is a chatterbox:)

We had a pretty great b'day wknd. Our Santa Cruz friends Megan, Phil, and Desmond came down to not only help me celebrate my 40th birthday but volunteered to lay the floors in Elle's room to help out! How sweet is that??? Friends Stefano and Heidi and our new neighbors were able to join us for a fun night out. We felt it quite a little luxury to be at home, all weekend, with friendly and helpful assistants on our crazy project!


Charon said...


Happy, Happy 40th Birthday!! Glad Hans had a good day today.

Much love,

Anonymous said...

The photo of Hans is heartwarming, just as the knowledge that your many friends (new and old) are at your side!


Thinking of all of you...and envisioning Elle amidst new friends and school settings!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

La, Hansie and all - we love you and you know we're all here for you guys. Talk to you soon. Love, pl