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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, September 08, 2012

Still home

We made it through the week here at home.  Hans went in locally for platelets on Friday and will likely receive blood early next week (thanks, donors).  We are working on our plan.  We are moving forward with a chemo agent Hans has never seen (Thiotepa) followed by a stem cell rescue using our last precious bags of cells.  It is taking us a little while to get going, because we are requesting the balance of the stem cells from Texas.  We hope to be inpatient doing the chemo late next week.

Hans is hanging in there.  We are spoiling him pretty good around here.  My bother (uncle Tommy) sent an R/C speedboat and Kevin and Hans just went shopping and picked up a brand new "Dune Racer".  Fun.

Elle started her season with the Bakersfield Legacy!  I'm so happy for soccer season:-)  It was only 91 degrees out on the field today, and there's a trail right along the Kern River at the fields, so I can get a little 'nature walk' in while the girls warm up before the game.  Yay.   Kev did another metric century ride last week through historic Fort Tejon nearby.  I try to go out for a jog 3 - 4 mornings a week. 

We had a nice visit from my Aunt Michelle and Cousin Jen as they drove through town on a road trip last weekend.

That's about it for this week's update.  Thanks for checking up on us.  Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for our special boy. 


Kate said...

Hans has been on our minds and in our prayers so much lately. We always think of him, but have sent up many prayers for him the past few months. Glad to hear a plan is being worked out and that Hans is hanging in there getting all the spoiling he deserves. A special kid and a special family. Praying the new chemo is just what he needs. Was wondering if Dr. Sholler could maybe help? She's been able to bring hope and long-term disease free remissions to so many of our NB friends, with little to no side effects. I'm sure you know all about her but just tought I'd mention it in case she was the one stone you haven't turned over!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! How great that you have some time at home, and that Hans is keeping busy with some major fun toys.
I'm so proud of you for running! Youre gonna be one fierce mama. Or rather, you ARE one fierce mama. Love to you Weberlings! Have a peaceful sunday.

Anonymous said...

Great to know Elle is on the soccer field...she has always been an impressive player!

Three cheers for FUN...even better when it occurs outdoors!

May the stemcells arrive PRONTO, and the new therapy have positive results!

Thank you for taking time to update the blog amidst your busy days, Lara!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all. Hope Elle's season goes well. Love and miss you all. Sending our thoughts and prayers your way.
Love always,
Auntie Anna