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.

Monday, July 11, 2011

12 down 6 to go

Eric just completed #12. Yeah
I think the constant hospital and chemo is starting to get to him. Last week I mentioned that he was sicker than usual. But as soon as we got home he was eating, drinking, active...even to the point where he goofed off with friends until late Saturday night and he also hung out with them on Sunday night. As soon as we took off and hit the highway to start #12, he got sick again. We are going to start to try a different anti-nausea medicine to see if that helps this week. He still has an amazing attitude and is not complaining, but I can sure tell it is getting to him. He is still determined to stay on schedule. So now all we have to do is clear the methotrexate from his system. I am thinking we will be home Thursday night or Friday morning...either way I will be at the theater to help with the midnight showing of Harry Potter (it is on 3 screens.. a lot of people) then I will hustle back to either the hospital or home. Gotta love this fast life!
ON a happy note... we had an appointment with Fit Well and they made a few adjustments, and Eric was saying that it made a huge difference, his prosthetic leg feels more comfortable and his leg is not knocking around inside the prosthetic leg. When his leg is knocking around in his prosthetic leg it makes it sore. All around we are making improvements.

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