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.
Eric has been resting well since we got home to our "resort". :) He is still spiking a fever at night, but feels fine. We got word to plan on reporting to PMC at 11:00am on Monday. We will get a call Monday morning at 9:00 to let us know if his blood counts are good to go, then we will take off from there. His leg is starting to ache, so he is anxious to start another round of chemo to shrink the tumor more.
This picture was taken by Todd at PMC during his first treatment. As you can see he still had hair. I don't know how many pics he will let us put on here while in the hospital. So far he has been a trooper and indulged me when it comes to the blog, so I hope I don't embarrass him to bad... :)