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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.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Oh, what a nice feeling it is to have this reprieve. Last night my mind was reeling.
Just a week ago we were on our last day of that very long Stem Cell Harvest. SINCE then, we've spent four nights inpatient getting another round of the very powerful Chemo ICE. So much to absorb! We have just over a week before scans. I don't even need to say how much we have to be thankful for.

Among the many things, we are thankful that our new home on the West Coast makes us more accessbile to our family. Thanks, Aunt Holly and Michael for coming out for your visit. They spent hours helping us sort test and string Christmas lights yesterday, as per Hans' specs. I hope our new home owner's association appreciates our artistic expression;)

Hans has Labs locally on Monday and Thursday. I'll plan to post when we get those results, unless there is other news to share. Hans has a dental appointment a week from Monday (dread - all this treatment is not easy on his teeth), and scans Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th.

Thanks for checking up on us.


Anonymous said...

OOOH...fabulous photos of Aunt Holly, Elle, and Uncle Michael!

So thankful all is well and everyone is enjoying HOME!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Fun, fun, fun! Beautiful home with awesome Christmas lights :) We had a great time visiting and look forward to more family visits soon.
May the upcoming appointments bring good news. Loved seeing all of you so much!
Love and prayers, Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

suzanne said...

wonderful that you got home for Thanksgiving and that Hans provided all those cells! Hope the scans are good and Hans has a good dental appt.

love the cats!


rherbert said...

So happy to hear that you got out in time to enjoy Thanksgiving at home. Praying for great results with the upcoming scans. Your posts always remind me to count my own many blessings!!!