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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, October 16, 2011

1254 pieces of fun

We are whiling away the hours with a 1254 piece Millennium Falcon lego set. UNfortunately it only helped him while away 24 hrs - he's too fast! We all say he needs a sponsor to support his Lego habit. You can see a little bit of his nice soft hair here, and the rim of the bald spot left from his summer radiaition treatment. They said it should grow back in but that it will take months:(

Hans seems to have recovered from the biopsy just fine. He is NOT complaining of pain anywhere, anymore. (I had wondered if the procedure itself would relieve pressure.) We are stepping down the Oxycodone hoping to wean. We have to wait until Monday for biopsy results.

Hans is just now starting to get an appetite. He hasn't really eaten much since Wednesday night. Five of us (Me, Kev, Elle, G'ma Kathy and Aimee) have been here this weekend keeping him company. Grandma dec'd out his room for Halloween. Us girls stayed at the Ronald last night:)

Thanks for checking up on Hans. I will post tomorrow night or Tuesday morning. We hope to have both biopsy results and a treatment plan!



Anonymous said...

WOW, what a smile! What a wonderful photo of the HANDSOME Lego engineer! Maybe Lego would sponsor Hans???! Let's ask!

It would take Aunt Susy DAYS to construct 1254 pieces of fun into the creation you have engineered, Hans! Sign me up for lessons!!!!

OOH, BOO! Halloween fun is upon you! Any day a package will be arriving from New Mexico...by land or air (or dry sea bed?), it is on its way!

May each new day bring more feeling better smiles!

Love, hugs, prayers, and smiles for you...
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Hans is looking mighty handsome with that hair! And, the lego masterpiece is awesome! Glad all of you could keep him company this weekend. Hoping and praying for good results and a great treatment plan soon.

Love Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Kate said...

Very impressive Hans!!!!!!!!!! You are quite the Lego expert!! Thinking of you and love your new photo - you look so great!

Shannon said...

What a great pic! Very impressive lego skills :) You need to read the Caringbridge of a rhabdo cutie! He is totally obsessed with legos & his Mom seems to have gotten their local lego store involved....www.caringbridge.org/visit/vinnydigerolamo. Looking forward to hearing good news later today!

Anonymous said...

Love the picture. WOW, Hans, you are so talented. That would have taken me a year.