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, July 5, 2011

#8 complete with 7 to go!

Obviously we were cleared to start the next round of chemo. His platelets were high enough to stay on schedule. He was more than happy to get out of bed to get the metho started. He did not want to get off schedule. The final drip of methotrexate has now been completed, now for the hard part... flushing it out of his system. I am thinking that we will be home on Saturday, friday if we are really lucky. All is going well here. We had a great weekend and we are just looking forward to a wonderful finish of the year.

I have been thinking a lot of a story that was told to me by the audioologist as she was testing Eric's hearing. She had just tested a young boy who was just diagnosed with cancer and the mom told her that she is surprised that as she walks on the oncology ward that the parents, patients and nurses are all laughing and joking. She felt that she would never get to that point where she could be laughing again. My heart broke for her, because as hard as it is to face to unknown and how emotional it is, she will begin to see the many blessings and positive things in their lives and will realize to enjoy any moment you can with those you love. Please keep all those little ones and big ones facing this ugly diease in your prayers.

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