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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Can you say Good Responder?

Eric had his stitches taken out today and we received the greatest news yet!! He is a good responder, which means that 95% of the cancer is DEAD!! We were shooting for 92% but because Eric is competitive he had to beat the minimum. I can't begin to tell you what a relief that news is! He still will have 11 more treatments to go and will finish on Sept 9. Eric has been saying all along that he will be a good responder, because he has called all of his other scans. The 95% number kept ringing in my ears yesterday and today. Apparently he was ringing in Eric's too. Now because Eric is a psychic his next prediction is that Daryl and McKell will be having a boy! What an amazing day! He just had 39 stitches taken out of his leg, there are more under the skin though but will devolve on their own. Now we are off to meet with the prosthetic guys! Will update more soon! Thank you for your prayers it really paid off today!

1 comment:

  1. I love reading about Eric and his progress--I am so glad to hear the good news about his response!! Now on to more chem, GOOD Luck with that, I know from experience it seems never ending. Oh and Mckell and Daryl, they have to have a girl:)