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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Uncle Dave and Aunt Teresa came to visit from Alaska

Uncle Dave and Aunt Teresa came to check on Eric all the way from Alaska. We had a great visit. At first we thought that he would only be able to handle a few minutes because he as pretty sleepy, but we had an awesome visit. Eric was joking and telling stories. Then Uncle Dave and Aunt Teresa bought him some nacho supreme (to save him from hospital food :) ).

Unfortunately Eric experienced the worse pain ever yesterday and then again last night. So needless to say, it was a pretty rough night. The pain doc is on her way to see what we can do to adjust his meds, so that we can control this. He is having muscle spasms in his left leg. They said that when you mess around with those muscles that they will go into spasms. So if you have ever had charlie horse in your leg, times that by 10. There were some pretty strong prayers being said by me last night. It was so hard to see him in that much pain.
So hopefully we will be able to get this under control. They have told the physical therapist to hold off for a while today. Right now they are giving him valium to relax his muscles. The wonderful side effect is sleep. So hopefully he will rest good all day.

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