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.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Great Improvement

Today was a great day in the fact that his blood count has taken a significant jump. Not enough to come home, but it was very encouraging to see it come up. So we are hoping that tomorrow we wil be able to come home, for a short visit at home, then we will be back for the next treatment.... if all goes well. He is still spiking a fever, so they may add a new antibiotic into his already loaded mix of drugs.
Last night as we looked out the window and into another window on the other side of the hospital, there was shadow of someone just standing there. They were not moving... for hours, we were joking about the creepy stalker etc. Well as the night was winding down, we mentioned it to the nurse and she was a a little creeped out about it and went to find out what it was and could not find it. Apparently the little guy next to us was just as creeped out about it and security was called. They needed to get an idea what we were looking at so they came into Eric's Room to "investigate". They did not want to alarm the little guy next to us any more than he already was. The security guard saved the day and "took down" that stalker. It doesn't take much to entertain us here. Daryl got a picture of it, maybe later when I have the picture I can share our stalker with you. :)

1 comment:

  1. Watching the stalker was probably better than ESPN! You don't see that every day! We hope that you get to come home tomorrow!