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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.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Dark of the Moon

This is fun... our main objective is picking up Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon out today on DVD. Hans got to see it with my dad (Grandpa Oscar) this summer, but it'll be a first for the rest of our gang. Hans LOVES this series and the toys that go along with it - so this counts as big fun in our household.

He has been holding his own over the week at home. He has had maybe two small complaints of pain, but they are not in the same spot. As instructed, though, we have been dosing him around the clock with a low dose of Oxycodone until we get to scans next Tuesday and Wednesday. The 1:30am and 5:30am doses aren't too fun... but beat the heck out of living in the hospital.

We are getting closer to having a teacher come to our home for second grade instruction... we hope to get him started next week.

That's the scoop for now. Nice to have these whole weeks at home... incredible.
Thanks for checking up on us.


Anonymous said...

Please tell Elle Happy Belated Birthday from her adoring boy-fans, the Nolen boys! ;-)I am sorry I didn't get a call or text off to congratulate her arrival into the "teens"! Miss you ALL and we are so happy that you guys are HOME!
The Nolens

Anonymous said...


The world of transformers is unknown to Aunt Susy!!! One of these days Hans will have to enlighten me!

Great to know life at home has been possible!

Thinking of you throughout my days!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Hope a weekend with the transformers was good for all! Prayers for encouraging scan news this week. Can't wait to see you all soon.

Love, G.Kathy xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hey there--
Thinking about you guys tomorrow and Wed. Praying for great scans! Glad you had some good time at home before heading back to hospital-land. Looking forward to hearing your good news!

Katherine Lay said...

I am so glad to hear about Hans improvement. He is always in my prayers. Give him a big hug for me.