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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.

Friday, July 20, 2012


Thank goodness this week is almost over. It is sure taking a lot out of me for some reason. Hans and I have been commuting for radiation with sedation each day this week. We are thankful that they jumped right on treating it but I guess the whole gig is wearing us out now! Hans has to fast all morning, he goes in for the procedure about 11 or 12 and then he can eat when he wakes up an hour or so later. We are not sure why but Hans just isn't eating as well. Poor sweetie! No more fevers! No more ER runs. His neck is still enlarged, but I think it is better than it was last Friday (that was the worst day). I don't know what my problem is but my neck is hurting too! It is probably just the power of suggestion of looking at this thing:(. Kev said his hurt too last week. Who knows?? It's just making this week all that much less fun... Sigh. We are looking forward to the weekend for sure. Elle went up to WA this week, a few days ahead of her camp. She was actually a little reluctant to get on the plane and leave Hans. We just told her that we'd get her right back here if we needed her. Hope she is having fun. She is gonna go see a movie with Grandpa Oscar today, thanks btw! Your b'day gift arrived Monday. We saw Dr. Araz on Wedsnesday. She looked at Hans' neck and said that we'll see but we may want to continue with the XRT thru next week... We shall see huh?


Anonymous said...

Oh, Lara. Hang in there. Thanks so much for the update. We know you all must be so tired from the week! Prayers that Hans' neck gets smaller and smaller, his appetite gets bigger and bigger, and you have a happy, restful weekend with a playful, happy Hans!
Sarah Thweatt

Anonymous said...

Everyone rest, rest, rest when you can...your schedule IS exhausting!

Hans...spaghetti tacos????!!! I actually have been thinking of giving them a "go!" The summer fruits have been yummy...and some of them are even better GRILLED!

Elle...have a blast!

Thinking of all of you with BIG love and hugs!

Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

I met Elle at Papa's last weekend. What an amazing and beautiful young woman. I am in West Hills,CA with Jack until Tuesday. ... I would love to meet up with you guys if it works for you at all on Monday?

Lucy Campbell