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.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Eric did insist on driving himself in his wheel chair up to his room and the nurses were all shocked at what attitude he had. I was begging them to take him. :) Right now he is off all pain medication but his weight is still extremely low. I made a deal with Eric that as long as he continues to eat 2000 calories, I would not make him get the feeding tube put back in, so we will see how he does.