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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, January 16, 2012


Argh - 2.6 is sort of a terrible number. If we lived closer, we'd be home. But, Hans cannot be released to a hotel or to the Family House until 2.0 or lower. We are stuck here because of a scan tomorrow at 4pm. We just live too far away (5 hrs) to drive home tonight just to drive back tomorrow for a scan at 4pm. Oh well. We'll hang out. Hans' foley came out this afternoon, so that's at least good big news!

Kevin headed home this afternoon to be better able to tend to his well. It's just sort of hard to work remote. Hans and I will come home after the scan. They will try to bump it up. If it wasn't a Holiday the scan would be done and we'd be on the road. Oh well, what are you gonna do?

My mom flew out today and Elle gets back in to LAX tomorrow. She had a string of hosts and fun. Thanks to Charlene, Debbie, Carmen and Michelle for coordinating fun get togheters for her. I'm sure she's gonna need quite a few days to recover!


Anonymous said...

2.6 is progress, and I look forward for you to discharge at 4:17pm tomorrow (I've decided the :17 of the hour is appropriate:) ). Hang out, be glad it's soon to be over, and know that we are all there with you in spirit!

mucho love,

Anonymous said...

Ugh! So close! Hope you're hanging in there and time flies till the scan tomorrow and you're back on the road. So glad the foley is out--that'll make for a much more comfortable Hans! Hope you're all home safe quicker than you know it!
love, Sarah

Anonymous said...

WHEW...no more Foley, and the road to home is in clear sight!

The waiting game is challenging, but Hans and Team are fabulous players!

Love, hugs, and encouragement from afar...Aunt Susy