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 29, 2011

Saying Goodbye for now

As Eric's nurses are finished from their shifts, they have left messages for him.  It is a bitter sweet moments as we work our way through this week.

Steven was getting ready to leave for a few days, only to come back for his last treatment.  We decided to take a walk and say goodbye to him and he had a special surprise for Eric.

These two troopers allowed the moms to take another picture.  :)  The funny thing is Eric's leg which goes up to his hip is almost as tall Steven. 

I hope you can read this, it cracked me up.  I love the part about his "Mustache"  Can you see the wax mustache?  I love it and so did Eric

We are so excited that Steven gets to ring the bell next week and Tim Wright gets to ring it Sat at 4.  SO there is a lot of excitement here among these kids.  Eric has threaten to ring the bell so hard that he will rip it off the wall. I told him that he needs to be gentle so Tim can ring it right after him!

1 comment:

  1. It's going to be a sad, yet happy day on Saturday. The 4th floor has been our home away from home! Tell Eric to take it easy on the bell:) But if he does pull that thing off the wall, we will just do the same with the bell in the clinic. Here's to Saturday!!