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.

Friday, February 4, 2011

So it Begins......

Hello everyone,
Well we just got the official word as to what is going to happen on Monday.  Eric will be admitted after he has a hearing test at 11:00.  He will be on the 4th floor at Primary Children’s hospital in the immune compromised ward.  They will allow 2 visitors at a time, as long as they are free of viruses.  He will be hooked up to a chemo drip for 48 hours straight.  Once he has completed his treatment, he will need to be hooked up to a saline IV for an amount of time, so it looks like he will be there until Thursday morning.  Where he will be home for 2 ½ weeks before the next treatment. 
I have been asked if the basketball team will be allowed to come for a pizza party, which they will not be able to all come to the hospital.  So I am thinking that maybe we can have a pizza party or the team dinner here… or just a party where they can watch a game in the family room.  Not knowing how he is going to feel on Monday the 14th, for a team dinner, maybe later on in the week.

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