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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Broken Record

When we got to Primary Children's hospital, Irish (Eric's nurse) proceeded to get all the tubes going, so he accessed his port and started the fluids and where he has been a nurse for 35 years and never failed to get a feeding tube in, proceeded to thread the feeding tube into Eric... He failed! I finally had to stop him after a several attempts because Eric was just being tortured. After a couple of hours of allowing Eric's stomach to settle down we took Eric to X ray for a guided tour. Because he was very dehydrated, they could not start the treatment until 11:00 last night. They have not given him a blood transfusion, but will before we are allowed to go home.
He slept well, and actually drinking well. Big improvements that way, with the help of all the different anti nausea medications he has been given... which is okay for several reasons. Today and tomorrow should just be quite, but if anything changes I will let you know. :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh man, I don't know how you guys are doing it. Hang in there.
    Uncle Pollock