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.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

40 hour stop at home

We did make it home today around 1:00 pm.  I kind of had to coax Eric into trying to coming home.  I also had to take the bull by the horns to get his pain under control and explain to Eric why he is taking the different drugs.  And with the help of a couple of Physician assistants, we mapped out a game plan.  But we made it.  I really think that he needed to come home for a little bit, not to mention to get a little fresh air.  I am in the mode of trying to get him to eat anything.  So when we stopped off at a convenient store for a Spirit, he asked for a Krispy Creme doughnut.  Well so I had to get him 2.  He still has not eaten them, but they are close by. :) 


  1. I'm sure this is so hard, we are thinking about all of you! It's all for a great reason, so he can get better! I hope he eats his doughnuts, Josh may come and eat them for him, if there's any of those sitting around, he snarffs em up in a second! Thanks so much for those pictures too, they are fantastic!!! We will get your zip drive back to you soon! Good Luck!!!!!!!!

  2. Kris;

    Thank you for keeping everyone updated on Eric's status/progress. He is always in our thoughts and prayers.

    Roger and Becky

  3. I know Grandpa Lew is watching over you and your mom right now. Once this is all over, I think a trip to Alaska is in order. :) Hugs and kisses to everyone.
    Love Aunt Shell
    P.S. Thanks for keeping us posted on how it's going. We all wish we could be there.