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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.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

it all comes down to the marrow

Superquick update: Hans' wart was treated today. Part one of 4 anyway. It hurt and it was unpleasant, but at least we are finally making some progress somewhere! We also found out that Hans was finally approved by the trifecta of committees...the NCI, (or NIH...I seriously can't rmemeber!) FDA and IRB. The IRB approval came in today during our office visit. Hans is cleared to start immunotherapy or antibodies...provided his bone marrow aspirate is free of NB. We will go in tomomorrow for the bone marrow procedure. Thanks for any prayers, thoughts and good vibes you can send our way for tomorrow. The last several bone marrows have been clean. But of course, with this back pain, bone marrow disease is something that needs to be ruled out.


Anonymous said...

Onward and forward!

May the bone marrow procedure lead to new treatment!

Rest that foot, Hans!

Love and hugs to all,
Aunt Susy

Kate said...


mayada said...

Praying for clean marrow!! Miss and love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Surrounding you as always with His grace and neverending love. Let's DO this!! Hugs, Wendi in the 'burg, where it is windy, as usual!! lol