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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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

I wanted to wish you Happy New Year and give a little update.
Hans' counts REALLY tanked in this round. His HGB was 8.3, ANC 0 and plts 2.
Since we are headed into a long weekend and plan to be traveling next week, we decided to go ahead and transfuse him with red blood cells and hold off on platelets. No wonder he has seemed wiped out. He got the blood today in Bakersfield. He said getting blood makes him feel stronger and walk faster:)

My mom is feeling better this week than last.

Elle loves Mexico! She said Puerto Vallarta was like a Mexican Hawaii and she told us she has to go back.

Kevin is doing a cool bike ride tomorrow. He'll be riding 100 miles in Ride for Life out of Santa Clarita tomorrow. Proceeds benefit CHLA and the race will be led by former US Postal Service cyclist George Hincapie. He hasn't done a ride this big in about ten years so we are all happy he gets to do it!


Anonymous said...

Yahoo to our little vampire, Elle's fun vacation and Kev's charity ride. Glad Stephanie is on the mend too.

Happy New Year and hugs to you all

G.Kathy & G.Dale. XOXO

Anonymous said...

Yeah, for a strong stride and walking out, Hans!!!

So pleased Kevin is out on his bike enjoying a favorite pleasure for great causes!

May Hans and Grandma Stephanie continue to gain strength...and be frisky!


Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy