On January 27, 2011 Eric Merkley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. An aggressive cancer that we hope and the doctors to this point seem confident that is contained to one spot on his leg. Prognosis is good. Treatments and recovery will be long and painful.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another trip

I am so surprised how our new life can change on a dime. Yesterday he did really well, we got a walking cast for his foot and he was able to walk on his foot for the first time in two weeks, he was in great spirits and then the dreaded fever hit. Since this is such a new process/learning experience and his fever held for an hour and was climbing, we were instructed to go the emergency room, where they put him on an antibiotic and are doing some blood cultures. He will have to stay here for a couple days, unfortunately, to make sure the fever is not caused by bacteria. He is sleeping right now and I know he will be fine, I am sure that pretty soon we are going to be experts on this... Can I just say dang it?


  1. Hey Kris. This is Tia, I used to work for you at the theater. I have been reading about Eric on Daryls facebook. I am so sorry to hear what he (and the rest of you) are going through. I just wanted to send my love and prayers to you all.

  2. Kris, you will be an expert. We, as moms, tend to become experts in what our kids are doing, unfortunately, this is just one extra hard area of expertise you'll become a master in for Eric! You are already an expert, in being a great, concerned mom! Eric's going to pull through!!!