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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.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Special Delivery

We are sitting here waiting for Hans' stem cell infusion. Thank goodness, because Hans sure needs them. His counts have dropped down to nothing after a month of chemo and radiation. He's at 10.0 with HGB, so that's not bad, but his ANC is 0.00 and his platelets are less than five. His weight is coming up some, but it's still low at 15.5kg:( He's been on an appetite stimulant for ten days, too:( But - in the Good News column: He is still at zero pain! We're on track to be off of our pain meds within a week. We have been pretty worn out after our month of June. We logged 3,000 miles going back and for for radiation. Now we get two weeks before scans to kick back, enjoy summer, and watch Hans come back to life! He has really just needed time to mellow out and recover this weekend. Friday night we got a special delivery from Michelle in TX. She shipped Hans' all-time-favorite pizza fixings courtesy of Kendall at Pizza Tonight in The Woodlands. Kevin and Hans had a blast making the pie on Friday night and it tasted almost as good as delivery from Pizza Tonight! What a sweet and special effort to put some meat on this boy's bones. We're trying!!! Thanks, too, to Claire and Fam for the Star Wars 4-in-one transformer! We didn't even know they existed. We are enjoying my mom's visit and look forward to a safe/sane 4th.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

HOORAY for painless days!

OOOH...Kendall's pizza kit was a FABULOUS surprise...what special friends!!!!

I know that the days are extra special when spent in the company of grandmothers!! Continue to enjoy Grandma Stephanie's visit!

Then...Grandma Kathy and Aunt Holly arrive!!! How special is THAT?!!

Loving and hugging you from afar!
Aunt Susy