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.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day of Scans

Today we were at PMC bright and early.  Eric underwent a CT scan of his chest. Then he went directly in to be injected with a radioactive dye for the bone scan in 2 hours.  He was taken into the X ray room  and when we walked into the Xray room, the tech asked as he is looking around "Where's the patient?"  Eric raises his hand and said "Here I am!"  I had to chuckle. The tech than went on explain that we were there to get a Xray of his lower left leg.....  well ...Eric said  "It's not there!"  The technician had this blank look on his face and said "Let me get back to you!" The poor guy, we had him flustered... for a minute than he started laughing with us.
The Echo cardiogram was next and his heart has shown some more improvement!  YEAH!! 
Next we were off to get a hearing test... the high frequency sounds have lowered a little more, but nothing to worry about, which means he can still hear me tell him to clean his room!!!  Good news! 
Then we went back to finish the bone scan.  We asked if the tech could see any "Hot Spots" and he said no just a little concerned about the dark space in his skull. :)

When we stepped into the waiting room/playroom in the cardiology department, Eric was excited that the room was clear of all little girls who "Hog" the playroom!  Gotta love him.

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