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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.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Hey we made it home.  Hans and I got back last night to a sparkling clean house (thanks PL!!!) and a home cooked meal, thanks Kev and Elle!  I have pretty much given up on cooking and cleaning!

They did a bone scan.  We saw one area on the leg we could radiate.  Hans went in Friday for a really high one-time  dose!  We are going to play it by ear.  Our Xrt doc said that once leg pain is relieved, Hans may be able to feel pain in other areas and we can go back to the bone scan and go from there.
The bone scan wasn't pretty, but I'm unclear if there has been further progression from the Aug 1st MIBG as the two are hard to compare... We will follow up with the team next week to discuss all our treatment options.  Hans did much much better last night but this morning his hip is bothering him:(


Anonymous said...

How delightful to arrive home to peace, order, AND a grand meal! Great work PL, Kevin, and Elle!

May the pesty pain disappear soon!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you guys.
I'm going to spend the evening
with Grandma Stephanie.
(I did hear today that Live Strong
donation's have really increase since Thursday!)
Pat K

Anonymous said...

We are praying hard for our boy and all of you as well. So sorry to hear about the hip pain. And we are praying that the bone scans are better. We love you all do much. Sending our love,
Uncle Matt, Auntie Anna, Emma, Hailey, and Ben

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update- I'm praying for the scans to be clearer and for Hans' pain to go away. I hope you guys have a good night and get lots of rest. xojana

Anonymous said...

One day at a time and may each day be better and better. Thank you for this blog. Your strength is so inspiring. You have no idea.