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, April 13, 2011

#6 complete with 12 to go

Eric completed #6 yesterday and slept all day, I know that comes as a surprise to you, but we are getting use to the pattern. :) We are working on a plan for his nutrition, so he will be ready for surgery on the 28th. But mainly it will be to continue with the appetite stimulant and eat, eat and eat some more.
I did learn something interesting about Methotrexate. It originated from mustard gas. I remember hearing the stories of vets that were exposed to the gas, in world war II, I believe and they came home with bad sores in their mouths, throats and stomachs. Not to mention that their immune system was compromised. Sound firmilar? I want to check, but they were saying that it is the first chemo treatment. Metho is a yellow liquid, looks like Mountain Dew, but they say there is also an orange and blue chemo treatment. We already know about Doxorubican (Named the red devil for a reason), which is... red. Eric will not get the orange or blue chemo. WOHOO! :)

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