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, January 11, 2012
Salem Hills Basketball team
Tuesday the 17th we go back to Primary Children's hospital for his 3 month check up. While we are visiting with the doctor, Eric will hand over his missionary forms to be filled out. He will not find out if he will be able to leave on his mission in July until everything is submitted, but he has started the process and very excited about it.
Eric is also excited about making up for the Superbowl party that he missed last year. Looking back on that day gives me chills down my spine. He was hooked up to a morphine drip, 2 different chemos, oxygen, an oxygen monitor, IV fluids etc etc etc. It is the most scary image to remember, but incredibly humbling to see him now as a healthy active senior. We have been blessed and we were held in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father through out that dark, scary and emotional time. Life is great!