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.
Michelle, Mike & Rachel Moss (Eric's cousin) came to visit Eric today. They decided to rub Eric's head for good luck, but Rachel did not like that at all. She could not get her hand off his head fast enough. While Mike and Michelle went to the movies with Daryl and McKell, we were left in charge of cute little Rachel. We talked Eric into watching Tangled and she knows that movie. She was singing along with the song "I've got a dream." Then she would whisper "Shhh Eric's sleeping." She also thought that Eric's "Chubba Wabba" basket from Aunt Theresa, was Christmas. If you ever have a sweet tooth, we have plenty of variety to satisfy any craving. We have to put some "Chubba Wabba", as Aunt Theresa says, on Eric immediately.