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, June 21, 2011

Doing Well

You know that primary song that gets sung every Father's Day.. "I'm so glad when daddy comes home...."  Well when Eric heard the garage door open, he hopped over to the door and greeted Todd.  I think Todd was kind of scared.  :)  For Fathers Day, Eric walked with no help to Todd to give him his Father's day present, which was a big hug.  It was pretty funny coming from two guys who like to tease each other.  I guess that is how they show each other they love 'em.
Tonya made it in this afternoon, and we had to share our "Eric Stories" with her, to show her how much she has missed.  What she does not know is that there are a lot more stories where that came from.  We will keep her laughing for a while.  Eric wanted to take off his leg to wave her down at the airport, but I would not allow him to do that.  :)  All is well here at the Phillips/Eric Merkley home.  He is doing pretty good after the treatment, but I am expecting his blood counts to continue to drop this week.  So far we have been very fortunate to keep him healthy through the immune compromised period.

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