So, Hans' labs came back and they wanted him to come in for some blood.
We were lucky to get a slot here in Bakersfield. Thank you, Ylaria, for paving the way for kids to get help at the CBCC. I can't get over it - this place touts itself as the "largest freestanding cancer center on the West Coast" and it's just a couple miles from our house. Works great for labs and blood (I'm still weary about platelets), and other random things. It's an adult center, so they don't oversee kids' cancer care. But, they are a lovely compliment to our Dr. Marachelian in LA. Everyone here loves Hans! I'm afraid he gets a little extra special care for being one of the only kids. I think it does the oldesters some good, though, to see Hans breeze through here.
Yesterday's Labs: HGB 7.8, Plts 31 and WBC 8. Hmmm, things still seem to be coming down, but that is, I guess, to be expected.
We missed out on getting Hans back to Mrs. Hodges class to drop off 2 batches of chocolate chip cookies as a thank you gift, but the cookies got there at least.
Kevin got home from his Well trip, and now is packing for his next field school - 5 days in Death Valley and Bishop. He leaves tomorrow morning. Wow - we can't keep track of him. I am knocking on wood here, just thankful that his upped traveling has coincided nicely with 'home time' for us, so that we can be home with our girl:)
Thanks to all the blood and platelet donors out there! One of you is saving Hans today!
- Hans Weberling
- 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.