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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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Counts still Fine

Yesterday's Labwork came back at: Hgb 11.5, Platelets 86K, ANC 1400. I guess his counts rebounded a little bit from last week. We'll take it. That's all good. We had some time this weekend to celebrate and visit with old friends. Hans got an email from Chuck E. Cheese that he should come to celebrate his half birthday. That we did! Thanks Chuck E., for pointing out that Hans is now 8 and a half:) My girlfriend Sunny and her family were in LA for a conference. We were lucky to get to meet them for lunch at the halfway point on Saturday, and have them stop by on their long drive home! It may not sound like Bakersfield, CA is that much closer to 'home' in Seattle, WA than Texas, but it really puts us back on the map. Many times this summer we had an old friend or family member passing through town, we just weren't able to meet up with much of the chaos of this summer and our many many nights at CHLA.

We are catching our breath. Hans is back in session with his homebound school program. His teacher, Ms. James, says he's pretty much right on track in 2nd Grade Math and catching up in Reading.

We are visualizing the MIBG taking care of Hans' remaining spots of NB and healing him up.


Anonymous said...

Chuck is so smart! Did you get half of a pizza and half of a cake? Glad to hear Hans is doing well and you all got out to celebrate!
Hugs and prayers
Love Aunt Holly and Uncle Michael

Anonymous said...

Chuck E.Cheese and Hans are great learning companions...hands on pizza math with fractions included!

Delighted counts are acceptable, and time at home includes new learning adventures! I will forward some fun math activities for our young math wizard!

Sending love, hugs, smooches, and miracles your way!
Aunt Susy