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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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

19 hrs and counting

I was just adding up the hours and Hans filled in the blanks for me, "19 hours and we can go home." Oh, I'm pushing for you baby. I can tap into my dad's flair for the dramatics every once in a while (he got a MA in Drama) - I am laying it on pretty thick up here. Discharges can be very inefficient and slow as molasses. I've been presenting my case with anyone who'll listen that we need to expedite this one discharge. They must be sooo ready to get us off the floor. Hans has had one little new issue pop up that we are keeping an eye on. His BP has been creeping up the last few weeks. No one quite knows why but we are watching it and the docs are starting to scratch their heads. He had to take a liquid blood pressure medication last night. That didn't go over so well. Liquid meds are probably only second to shots on the list of things Hans can't tolerate. Oh boy.

I am thinking a lot about all the angel mamas celebrating the holiday with out their bebe. I'm wishing them Peace, Love and Joy tomorrow!

Also - I forgot to mention the next TCH bake sale is coming up Friday Dec. 2nd. I am so pleased that Charon and Jennifer are carrying it on, and so grateful to all the bakers and workers!!! I know they'll put their own special stamp on it and make it even better each time. Nothing like a Texas Sized bake sale to raise money for a cure to kick start the Christmas spirit!


Anonymous said...

Hmmm...the increasing BP is a puzzle, but pleased that Hans' team is so very aware!

BIG purpose + Texan compassion and determination certainly add up to the grand success of the bake sales! WOW!

I will be most thankful on this day of thanks to know that Hans and Lara are on their way home to Kevin, Elle, Honey, and Kitty O for turkey and the grand feast!

Thinking of you with love and smiles,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

I hope you are home now! Thinking of you all and wishing you a peaceful thanksgiving. Lots and lots of love, Jana

Kim Tyler said...

Thinking of all of you and hoping you are enjoying Thanksgiving together in your own home. Love to all.