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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, March 27, 2012

Tips from Hans for some fun:

Download Angry Birds Space, go for a go kart ride, or dye some easter eggs.

We spent a while at the CBCC getting our bag o blood, but luckily they came out with Angry Birds Space on Friday! Hans' pain seems to be subsiding, so
we got out on Saturday and hit our local Go Kart track. It was pretty good fun. Hans isn't tall enough to drive, but luckily, he is tall enough to ride. He chose to ride with Elle, rather than with me! The plan is to bring Kevin along as soon as he makes it out of the desert.

Hans' labwork yesterday looked a little bit better. HGB is up to about 10 after the transfusion, Platelets came up from 31 last week to 36 this week, and the ANC is looking really good at 3300, WBC 5.0. Not bad. Hopefully we are starting an upward trend.

We got scan dates. Well, a CT scan date anyway, of 4/18. It feels like it has been a while... we were discharged from UCSF one month ago today. We will scan the week of 4/18, and if Hans' plan is approved and his counts are up, we may be treating him again the following week.


Anonymous said...

WHOO HOO, Hans! Wild car rides with Elle!!!

So pleased that counts are improving and pain is departing!

Love and hugs from afar,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Hans is looking healthier and very happy!!

Elle, how are your driving skills? Looks like fun! Are you ready for grandpa to start looking for your red 98' Jeep yet?

G.Kathy & G.Dale xoxo