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 13, 2011

Spoiled Rotten

Can you say... Spoiled Rotten?  Well we have the most amazing friends and neighbors!  On our front porch the Dayton's had left a gift for Eric, it was a basketball hoop and balls.  Which made his day!  Even more funny is the fact that older brother Daryl is fetching the balls for him!  Talk about role reversal.  It use to be that Daryl would force Eric to do things for him, and now Eric just looks like he needs something, Daryl is all over it!  Of course somethings never change, even though Daryl is fetching the balls, he is still trying to block the basket. :)

I have to laugh, because Daryl will come to "help out" with Eric, and I will find Daryl fast asleep next to Eric.. Big Helper!!

Eric is doing pretty good.  He is feeling better to eat and drink more.  Tomorrow he will get his first blood drawn since coming home, to see where he blood counts are.  His pain has been tolerable.

Can I tell you a funny story.  When we first got to the hospital last Friday night, he was in soo soo much pain, and while the nurses were trying to get his vitals and gather up the medicines to help with the pain, in between each groan of pain he was flipping through the TV station looking for ESPN.  He was so upset that there was no ESPN!!  I kept thinking "why do you care about ESPN right now?"  I guess I don't understand.  :)

1 comment:

  1. these boys are OBSESSED with bball! (or any sport) they're all the same! We don't have to get it, we just deal with it right? Keep us posted on the blood results!! We are eager to hear how he's doing! When can the team come see him?