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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.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Stupid Week!

This has truly been a stupid week. Hans' back pain did not get better. We took a fruitless trip to the CHLA ER over Monday night. No known cause of pain! We tried to go to the Dermatologist here in town on Tuesday, but they would not treat Hans' wart. They were fearful that his next round of therapy may affect an open wound. It was a stupid run around. Hans missed two days of school Monday and Tuesday, and yesterday and today he only had a short session with Mrs. James. The sucky part of it was I had a feeling, a terrible feeling, that I wouldn't get any answers from the ER, nor any help from the Dermatologist, but I felt like I had to try. Kevin was away at a work conference so things were tricky. What the heck, this is supposed to be our reprieve between MIBG and Antibodies! Bummer. Poor Hans - who knows, we still think he's walking really wrong because of that wart and we are convinced it is contributing to his back pain. We are now trying home treatments (which we were doing before, but now we're onto the next one), and we are hoping that his Onc team will have some ideas. We are pursuing referrals for the Pain Team and other Dermatology options. Mess/UGH! Hans mysteriously perked up yesterday evening and was even up for some swimming:) He and Elle gave us the green light to go out for an anniversary dinner. It's such a change to have big kids so that we can step out every once in a while!


Anonymous said...

Oh, stinko!

May the back pain disappear as mysteriously as it appeared...PRONTO!

Thinking about all of you with love and smiles!

Aunt Susy

rherbert said...

So sorry to hear that it has been a very frustrating-and painful week. :( I hope that the coming days are better.

Anonymous said...

Another Home Remedy. Try layering the wart with 4-5 layers of clear nail polish and cover with a square of duct tape. Leave for as long as possible and when the wart dies it will stick to the duct tape, the wart seeds should start turning brown. Be persistent, it worked for me. The hard part will be keeping the foot dry so the tape will stick. I know how Hans like the water.