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 20, 2011
Can I just say how thankful I am to be at Primary's. Eric was running another fever last night. But after they gave him a Tylenol it broke and so far has stayed away. They are giving him a stronger antibiotic and will start him on a drug called Neupogen. They usually do not give this to patients until they can see how they are going to react to the first chemo treatment. I was told he would be getting the drug on his next chemo treatment with the "red devil". Well they have decided to start him on it now, since his count is not rebounding like it should. They want to get him better so we can stay on track for his next treatment. So let's hope that it will all go well so we can continue with the treatment a week from Monday. Eric is feeling better and in great spirits. He is still bummed about the ESPN thing, though. He is a little nervous, because they are going to teach me how to give the Neupogen shots... This could be interesting. We just won't let Todd watch cause he hates needles.