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, April 22, 2011

Night Out

Eric is getting more energetic.  He was willing to venture out last night for a movie.  We went to Arthur (not my favorite) and some of his friends met us there to watch the movie with Eric.  This was the first time we tried venturing out with him attached to some bags, but it went well.  Eric showed his friends his dinner of "Mountain Dew and Milk".  The TPN (IV nutrition) has 2 bags to it.  One looks like Mountain Dew (because of the vitamins in it) and the other looks like milk, which is the fats.  Needless to say they were impressed with his gourmet dinner.  It was good for him to get out, he was laughing and joking last night while he was getting ready for bed. 
He has spent a lot of time texting Ty again and is learning so much.  Ty is an inspiration and so willing to help out with this adventure Eric is about to embark on.  I was telling Eric that pretty soon he is going to be the bionic man (I loved that TV show when I was growing up).  Eric said that "Yeah it is going to be cool."  Ty was telling Eric a little about how his new foot worked.  It will not be long and Eric will be out running all of us.

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