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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Quiet day

Yesterday Eric slept all day. We were worried that it may because the anti-nausea medication he is on, but I think that with the weaken state his body is in, not to mention that they gave him another dose of poision. He body is just trying to recover. Have I mentioned that I feel so so so much better with the feeding tube in? He did not eat anything yesterday, but knowing his body was getting some nutrients I was okay with that. They will probably up his liquid food soon. They started him off on a very low dose (700 calories a day). Just to see if stomach could tolerate it. Then they talked about upping that to see if we could help him put some of his weight back on.
Today I am sure he will be sleeping through out the day. He doesn't even know that Aunt Janet and Aunt Patty brought him autographed Jazz pictures of Darrin Williams and Al Jefferson last night. Nor does he know what he missed out on the goodies from Bakers DeNormandie. I enjoyed them though.:) We saved him a cup of soup for today. While he sleeps, I get the opportunity to catch up on all that R&R reading. So all is well and we will continue to keep you posted as we take baby steps through this process.

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