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.
This morning, Jace and Eric... well mainly Jace helped me with a few repairs at the theater. Eric basically "Stupor vised". Jace was telling me that he is getting bored waiting to leave on his mission, so I told him I would put him to work... well he decided to practice being a surgeon. He told us that he could have saved us sooo much money if we would have allowed him to do the surgery. :) Gotta love those boys! Other than that, Eric is feeling great and willing to even do errands with me (how boring). We went to the mall yesterday and Eric bought a new pair of church shoes. Did I mention that they are a size 14? His new foot will be interesting to fit in any shoe. Eric finally took his leg off in Mr Mac to put his basketball shoe back on, because it was easier that way. Our salesman was a good sport about it. He did buy a pair that will work, so he is set for Jace's Farewell meeting on Sunday!