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.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

10 treatments down 8 to go

We are just waiting for the very last drop of doxirubican to drip into Eric... I know, I know why do we have to wait for the last drip, well I asked the same question and they said because it was expensive... I am okay with leaving the last few drops, but they won't let us. So in 2 hours we will be heading home. (It takes 2 hours to clear the tubing, because it is dripping that slow.) Eric has done well and is ready to sleep in his own bed. We are going to continue to run fluids at night to keep him hydrated, because he is feeling queasy and not ready to eat and drink a lot.
Aunt Lois came by yesterday and I had the opportunity to visit for her for awhile. I loved every minute and was hoping Eric was feeling up to meeting her, but he had just taken another dose of anti nausea medicine and was pretty sleepy. Aunt Lois is my dad's twin sister.
We have 2 weeks off for Eric to recover from this treatment. We are looking forward to spending time with Tonya when she arrives on Tuesday. Other than that it should be a quiet couple of days.
Happy Fathers day to you fathers out there and hope you have a great day on Sunday!!

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