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 9, 2011

We are at the half way point

Eric just finished his 9th treatment (he still has to clear it, so we will be at the hospital until Sat night or Sunday morning) which means he hs 9 more treatments to go!!! Yeah I love those numbers ticking away.
His hair was growing back pretty good, and I was surprised when he completed the doxorubican and cisiplatin treatment, his hair was still coming in strong. Last week Mitch (an RN) came in to say hi to Eric and said "Hey you have the Kiwi Hair going on." Kiwi hair is the perfect description of his hair. Oh course all good things must come to an end... the kiwi hair is falling out pretty good now. I am sure that if he wanted to he could pretty much rub his hair out. Oh well.
Eric was very dilligent to suck on ice again, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that we can keep the mouth sores away. One of the nurse prationers said that some kids suck on Mentos. So last week I got a couple of packages of them for him to alternate between the mentos and Ice. Last night he said that he was pretty sure that he will never want to eat another mentos after chemo. But hey if it does the trick.

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