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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.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

General Sherman

Our little Weberling family went in two different directions this weekend.
Hans and I are on operation recuperation.  We've logged a good 2000 miles to and from LA in the past two weeks alone.  Hans is doing well, but a little bit wiped out now after 15 days of this chemo/radiation combo.  I can just see it in his eyes - he needs some down time to absolutely chill out!  I am right there with him.  He is weaning off of one oral pain med, slowly, with high hopes for no pain after a complete wean.  We are also adding in an appetite stimulant.  He is soaking up home time like a sponge this weekend.  I have piles of projects everywhere, so I am happy to get to some of those things.

Kevin and Elle hit the Road to camp in Kings Canyon National Park/Sequoia National Park for some outdoor adventure.  Pretty cool to live so close by: these parks are 100 miles from home...

Here's a picture, just for my dad, he's a real tree man!  This is General Sherman - the largest living organism on the planet.  52,000 cubic feet - it's not the tallest tree in the world, but the largest.  Its biggest branch is seven feet in diameter.  Elle said people were flocking to it...visitors coming from all over the world to check it out.  Just a little Central Cali FYI...

Hans and I did have one little adventure today - we took advantage of Godmother Roxie being just up the road for a conference...we went out and met her and her mom for chips n salsa.


Anonymous said...

Good morning!

Dear friends, BIG trees, chips and salsa...HOME...rest, and feeling well...GREAT things to enjoy!

Nice things for wonderful YOU!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Happy to know you had a great week-end ... in different ways !


Anonymous said...

I hope Hans gets some chill out time and recharges. We are thinking of all of you. Love the pic. of General Sherman. Neil and I got engaged in Kings Canyon. What a spot.