Hans got a follow up CT of the spine on Monday. We got a quick good news report. The lesion wrapping around the spine is nearly completely resolved!!! Dr. Wong did have to qualify it by saying that an MRI would give us a better picture! I need to clarify about the gumball-sized lesion as well. I will see Dr. Wong tomorrow.
For now we will continue with the radiation to the skull and the Carboplatin/Etoposide. Hans is tolerating it all pretty well! Better than I am, I think;) He still has zero pain! He is trying to eat, but his appetite is a little messed up I think with the treatments. He hasn't put much weight back on from his low point the end of last month, but he has gained back one pound of the seven he lost in his pain last month. Thanks to Michelle, Carmen, Tracy, Ginger, Blair and Kim, and all the girls back in TX who are doing an HEB Chicken Noodle Soup Drive for Hans. Since we moved away from Texas and the local Texas HEB grocery store, no other brand of soup will do. We have to have it shipped! I have put in a formal donation request with HEB, but the girls are coming through for us until they make a decision! Thanks for taking care of him, ladies!!!
We got a break from our drive last night. Kev had to be in the LA area for work. We just drove and joined him in his hotel! It was a little bit of a luxury for me to be relieved of the long drive and the chores of home. We even went out and just had a little bit of fun, too. Elle stayed with Claire and got rides to/from soccer camp from Eszter! Thanks everyone.
We are happy to share a little good news. It appears as if, once again, the Radiation Oncology Team helped pull Hans out of a scary nosedive. Of course, we don't know what else is going on with the other spots, but we are grateful for this news! The spinal lesion was causing Hans the most problems. We are glad that it is gone or almost gone. Just to fill you in, the lymph node on the right neck is perhaps somewhat smaller, but it is not yet fully resolved.
Thanks for check up on us.
- 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.