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, March 18, 2011

Nothing more they can do

Because we are at a point where there is nothing more the hospital can do that we can't do at home, we will be going home today. He will continue to have his IV fluids and liquid food at home. So ready or not here we come.
Eric will have 2 weeks off between treatments this time, because this is the treatment that wipes out his immune system. They have already given him his first neupagen shot to begin to boost his white blood count, so hopefully it will help to keep him home and fever free. But it is not unusual to be back at the hospital because of a fever. So we will do our best. He is still really nauseous, but little by little, he should start to feel better.
He did sleep really well, I would was going to say last night, but for the past 3 days and he is not taking as much pain medication, so we have made progress.... It will take a few hours to get the discharge papers done, but I am pretty sure that we will be home this afternoon! YEAH!! It is really easy for me to say, and selfish, but YEAH!!

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