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, August 2, 2011

#14 ready to go

Yesterday when I got the call from James at PMC to let me know the details for today, he told me that Eric's platelets were 49. They need to be 50 to be admitted for another round of Chemo. But after speaking with Dr Spraker, they decided it was close enough. Methotrexate does not lower the platelets very much. Dr Spraker said that we needed to keep him on schedule. I told Eric that his count on his Platelets were not high enough and man did he ever get upset. Of course I could not keep a straight face and gave in and told him that Dr Spraker was going to allow him to start his treatment regardless. He was so relieved that he said that is why he Loved Dr Spraker!

Well we stopped by Fit well to have this leg looked at, just in case they needed to make some adjustments. Scott had Eric Jumping up and Down and taking a few jogging steps. He was a little nervous that it would hurt to jump up and down, but said that it was not bad at all. He was encouraged to do 50 jumps 2 times a day.... I love that there are so many people who are working to get Eric playing ball again.

The Chemo has just made it here and they will start in the next couple of minutes. So it is time to break out the Mentos again. :)

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