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.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Red Devil

So here is a picture of that nasty stuff that Eric has to have running through his veins. It is nick named the red devil aka doxirubician. This is one of the chemos that make his hair...including his mustache fall out. The other was cisplatin, but he finished his last treatment of cisplatin in June. This will be his last treatment of doxi!! YEAH. IT will drip for a total of 48 hours (we started at 5:00 pm last night. It will take 2 hours to flush the tubing then we can go home for 1 1/2 weeks for his blood counts to recover.

So far he has been feeling great with no nausea. He enjoyed his Hires Big H Hamburger with milk shake last night. I think with the time off of chemo it has also helped with the anxiety nausea or association nausea. So all is well and we are getting closer to the finish line!!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait for him to ring that bell!!! I read your blog faithfully. Eric is in our hearts and prayers, as well as you & your family. Sincerely, Kristin Christensen