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.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

#16 Completed

He  was really  hoping that his mustache would show up in the picture... Sorry.  Vanessa told him she could see his "peach fuzz" and he was offended and let her know about it too.
I can not tell you how great it was to see that last drop of Doxirubican clear the tubing!  It means that Eric will not have to have that scary, nasty poison pump into his veins again!!  With only 2 more treatments to go, it sounds like music to my ears.  I mentioned that to Eric and he corrected me by saying that 0 more to go would be music!  I agree!!  Eric did fantastic this round.  He never got sick to his stomach.  In fact I asked him last night what he would like for dinner.  Todd was coming up to see us and take me to dinner and I told him I would bring him something back.  Well we ended up leaving a little later than originally planned so I told Eric I would order him something to tie him over till we get back with his bacon burger.  Guess what he ordered???!!!  Oreo milk shake, cheesecake (with strawberries), pudding and a coke.  My stomach got sick just thinking about eating that!!!  Well he enjoyed it and then devoured the bacon burger when I got there!  I would say he did pretty good!

I forgot to mention that he gained 10 on his time off of chemo!!  He is looking great!

So my prayer is that he can keep his blood counts up high enough to start the next round of Methotrextate on the 20th.

1 comment:

  1. Good for you guys! I am impressed with the 10 lbs--that is hard work. Good luck in the next few weeks.