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.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

the chemo has been started.

Yesterday was a day full of drugs, drugs and more drugs. We were concerned about his fever, but the doctor said that sometimes the inflammation from the tumor will cause a fever. They got the chemotherapy started at 6:00 last night. I can't tell you the mixed emotions that I went through seeing that bag of red liquid and watch them hooking it up. So far so good. He has not been sick and.... He still has his hair. He is more concerned with his mustache and beard (Or the hopes of them) then he is of his hair.
The nurses had to get him up every 2 hours to hop to the bathroom and his comment early this morning was that all this hoping is going to be beneficial for basketball next year.
The nurses kept saying how cute he was and so much fun, because of his great attitude. But he was disappointed when the cute nurses left and a dude nurse arrived.. oh well I am sure the dude nurse is a pretty good nurse too!!! :)

We will probably be home Tuesday morning. Where he will be free to have a few more visitors who will be well sanitized and possibly sport the styling mask.
Stay tuned for more exciting news from Primary Childrens hospital.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for allowing us to see this blog. It looks great. We love the pictures and hearing the updates. Merk Man... hang in there. We are all thinking about you and praying for you. I know you are a forethought of the team and their families, along with so many others, as you go through this. Even the youngest of your "fans" are concerned. My little ones know you from the theater as well as the team. They wear their "Merk" shirts as often as the laundry allows. (ha) Best Wishes. The Obray Family