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, October 12, 2011

Stronger Every Day

We have had a great week.  Eric continues to get stronger.  He has been such a trooper and a HUGE help to me as I run around trying to get business taken care of, baby shower for McKell taken care of, family coming in from out of state for the big family celebration dinner for Eric etc etc. Here are a few pics from this past week.
Eric is making Gourmet Popcorn for McKell's baby shower.  He is a great cook and made 95% of this.  It was also a rave at the shower!

As we were walking into Walmart, an older man asked Daryl if he would take this scooter back.  He was more than happy to do that for him.  :)  I have to admit that he was very slow.

Aunt Bug (Theresa), Tonya and myself took an afternoon and got a pedicure!  It was a great day of pampering until Theresa and Tonya hit the malls!  Eric decided that he would pass on this trip to get pedicure.  We truly missed McKell.  I think that all the excitement wore out our new soon to be Mommy.

Tonya is getting a back massage and waiting for her turn.

Tonya, Aunt Bug and Eric as we had to tell Tonya goodbye today.  We were sad to let her go.

Tonya, Aunt Bug and me

We all sang... well me and Daryl sang to Eric as we celebrated the end of his treatments on Sunday

Aunt Theresa showed me how to make an apple pie and it was really good!

So I tried to get some pics of the family right after we ate dinner, and Daryl ... as you can see... felt the need to steal the spotlight!

Nikki & Katy
Joan & Wayne (Todd's Parents from Preston ID)

Well at least we got Clint in this pic!

We were unable to get more pics of Todd's kids cause they had to hurry and get home, but here is everyone else waiting for the ice cream to freeze.

We had a great day!  Todd's parents came from Preston Idaho, Brandon, Nikki, Katy and Ali came to help celebrate along with Tonya, Clint, Aunt Bug and Matthew.  I don't think I mentioned that Aunt Bug and Matthew are from Soldotna Alaska.  So they came a long way to celebrate with us.  We have loved and appreciated the Aunt's and Uncles that have traveled great distances... like Alaska to give Eric their love.

Monday morning we will be heading back to PMC for all the scans.  On Tuesday we visit with the doctors concerning the results of the scans and if all is well a surgery will be schedule to take out the port in his chest!!  YEAH!!  Please keep him in your prayers for clean reports!  I am pretty sure it will, but I will breathe a little easier once the confirmation is in front of me.

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear that Eric is doing so well. Tim is getting stronger each day as well. We will be a Primary's next week as well for tests and what not. Hopefully we will meet up!