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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.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Blood and Strep

We are doing okay despite the fact that we now have TWO little patients in the house. Elle's throat started getting sore last night, and this morning her rapid strep test came back positive instantly. It blew me away that at our 9:20 am appointment she was the 7th kid with a positive strep test this morning! Elle is sequestered and is in recovery. I am pretty proficient in fetching comfort foods for sick kids, so she is well kept in mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pudding and decaf frappucinos. Hopefully the Amoxicillan will kick in soon.
Hans' labs came back in: HGB 8.0, Plts 9, and ANC 13K! They want to give blood and hold off on platelets. I believe, if we can get Hans on board, we will be getting the blood right here in town tomorrow. I wouldn't mind shaving off about 5 hours from our total transfusion time, so we shall see what plan he endorses.


Anonymous said...

Oh...BOO to bad labs!

May the antibiotics and transfusion work their magic...QUICKLY!!! Too much fun to be had during the countdown to Christmas!

Wishing Elle and Hans well from afar!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Bummer! Get it all out of the way before Christmas...heal!

Love, Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael