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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, November 21, 2011

We're Back

We arrived back at CHLA 4West yesterday.
We are just about to get started on our three day round of ICE. We are waiting to hear from the docs when we can get out of here. We are actually pretty desperate to be home for Thanksgiving. We really don't want to be inpatient two Holidays in a row. Obviously, who would???

We had hoped to start chemo last night. Hans just barely made counts with platelets, but his 12 hr urine tested of his Creatinine levels just missed the mark (kidney function assessment). We started a second collection with hydration and his numbers doubled, so he"s good to go. BUT we lost 12 hours which makes this inpatient stint just feel very pressured! We need to get the chemo in and get out of here. It's like a race against the clock for Turkey Day. But, of coure, Hans' health and safety come first. Right now I'm hearing estimates of a noon Thursday discharge, but we're working on that! UGH.


Will's Dad said...

It is a good think I do not live nearby because I'd be compelled to come by the floor with a musket and run past your room chasing a turkey until security escorted me from the building.
You guys have been carrying far too heavy of an inpatient load and I'm hopeful that YOU and Hans get to be home with the family.

Anonymous said...

Prayers and wishes from the Mulholland/Basom family that you get out of there before Thanksgiving!! And tell Hans "thank you", he reminded us we needed to get our turkey on Saturday with his good memory!

All our love,

Sunny and Family

Anonymous said...


May all that must be done occur in a timely manner!

Hans needs to be at home to get that turkey "dressed" and into the oven!!! Who is baking pies????!

Think of you with love, hugs, and smooches from afar!

Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Hang in there sweety