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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3 Month Check up!

What an amazing day!!

We first started out in the waiting room to have Eric's blood drawn.  He was so excited to see this fun activity board! 

Then they had this fun board you can write on!  :)

He was pretty brave as they stuck the needle in his hand to get blood.  We then went on to have his Chest X ray and lower leg X Rayed... Yes I know, it is not there, but they still insist.

Look who we ran into at clinic. ... Tim.  He was in for his 3 month check up also.  Tim will get to fulfill his make a wish and fly in a fighter jet next week.  How exciting for him!

He had taken off his shoes to be weighed in and as they were getting ready to go back into their exam room, Amanda, Tim's Mom said "Show us your legs!"  So they were more than happy to show them off! 

This is Eric, once again, entertaining himself while we wait.  It was so good to see Dr Spraker!  She came in and gave Eric a great big hug and told him how handsome he was.  She also told us that his blood counts were normal, his chest xray was normal... no spots!!... and his xray looked great!  Eric had brought in all his medical papers for her to fill out to be submitted with his missionary papers.  She is not LDS, so she had a few questions about how it works.  She said that she can not believe that he was going to break up with her.... for at least 2 years!  But Eric reassured her that he would be back!  She is more than happy to fill them out and send them in for him.  You truly come to love the people that had your son's life in their hands.  DR Spraker also told us that we needed to go visit Irish, because he was made "Bishop or something like that."  So we could not wait to go say hi!

Look who has hair now and who doesn't!  :)  He was called in the bishopric and cut his pony tail off and shaved his beard and mustache.  He looks so different.  Eric told him about his mission papers and he was pretty excited and asked Eric to make sure he tells him where he is going!  But this is the after picture...

This is the before picture.  You can't see his pony tail.  But we had a lot of fun teasing him.  One time a previous patient had brought in a lot of hair clips with bows and flowers on it.  Irish put one on his ponytail.  Eric told him that he looked beautiful and it made his eyes stand out.  Irish flipped his pony tail and said "Your just jealous!"  It made us laugh!

All in All it was a great day spent learning that Eric still has a clean bill of health and to visit great friends!

1 comment:

  1. That is SO GREAT!! All of it!!! So great Eric is doing so well and awesome he's getting ready for his mission, what an AMAZING life he has had and will continue to have!!!!