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.

Friday, July 15, 2011

#12 has been cleared

This morning, we were very confident that Eric would be cleared and to our shock, Eric's metho level was .11 and we needed .10!!!  So close.... they retested him at 2:00 and was .07.  You could not get us out of there fast enough!    We will have the opportunity to be home until Tuesday morning, when he will need to go in for Doxirubican.  This treatment will be interesting, because this will be the first time he will not have to double it up with Cisplatin.   We have heard it will be a lot easier. 
Yesterday as I was talking to my sister on the phone, the nurses started singing and that bell was wrung again.  It was a beautiful sound.  The young man who was ringing the bell was a teenager that had osteosarcoma in his leg.  It appeared to be on his right leg, because he had some shorts on that was showing off his scar.  We were soooo sooo happy for him and his family.  His mom was the one jumping up and down because they were done.  He probably would have been jumping too, but was too weak.  I was very happy for him and looking forward to Eric's turn!

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