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 10, 2011

Quiet Day

There probably will not be a whole lot to update you on right now, other than Eric is resting well.  When opportunities present themselves, I will post more pictures of Eric and his friends.  Eric did receive a Skyhawk blanket last night.  Debbie and Bonnie said that this cuddly blanket is better to snuggle with than a girl.... I really like this blanket!  :) 

I did learn at the hospital an interesting fact about Chemotherapy.  Most generally you hear of adults going in for their chemo treatments for 5-6 hours and then they go home.  I asked Dr. Spraker about this, why Eric was admitted into the hospital for several days, was it  because they are young and because they drag out the treatment so they can handle it?  And she said that it is actually the opposite, because they are young, they are more resilient to the treatment and if an adult received this same treatment, it mostly likely would kill them.  Which made my heart stop.  This is a very serious treatment.  But I will count my blessings when possible in the fact that this is a very treatable cancer and not only is he in the best of hands, but he will be able to conquer this.  I have felt this confirmation many times over.  It is just so hard to see Eric so sick and hurting all the time, but we are on the right road.  I can not thank you enough for all your prayers!

1 comment:

  1. Hang in there Eric and Kris. I know Nick (and others) are wanting to visit. Let us know when he's up for that. :)