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.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

PMC Update

Yesterday I thought I wouldn't bore you because there was not a lot of details, but when I had several people calling or emailing worried because there was no updated post on Eric, I wrote the positive note post. :) Thank you for caring so much and worrying about Eric.
Eric has been cleared to go home, other than he does not feel well and has asked to stay one more day. I mentioned that even if he wanted to sleep (some more) this morning and see how he feels, then we will take it from there. They will release him when he is ready. In the meantime they are taking a couple of other small steps to see if it will help with the nausea. We will take anything at this point!
Eric has gotten to know a cute girl with Ewings Sarcoma from Shelly Idaho, her name is Danee and she was admitted on Tuesday, so I had the opportunity to meet her and her mom. What an amazing girl. So both Eric and Danee are feeling under the weather right now, but I am sure will speak later. She gave Eric pointers on what anti nausea medications worked well for her. So Eric impressed Dr. Spraker with using the term "Ben Phen" before he started treatment. "Ben Phen" is one of his good friends right now. :) (it is a anti nausea medication combination, that also puts you to sleep)

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