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.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

9 months and still clean

Eric's favorite toy to play with while waiting for Dr Spraker

This is the look of "Seriously MOM!!" when he realizes I am taking his picture.  LOL  See he is not always so sweet!  :)

With all the busy things to accomplish before his mission, we needed to bump up his 9 month check up by 2 weeks.... which is okay.  and the results came in as CLEAN!!!  YEA!!!  Of course we figured everything would look great.  Dr Spraker has been in contact with a Pediatric oncology hospital in Sacramento to order his check ups and be there if anything should arise in the next 2 years.  This hospital is part of the Oncology group that PCMC participates in, so they use the same protocol as Dr Spraker would.  We are just about set and ready to send off Elder Merkley ... and yes I have been having a hard time getting a grip, but....he will be a great missionary and I have to take a deep breath and send him off... in other words, I don't want to talk about it!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Kris, he's going to be a great missionary! I'm so excited for him :) When does he leave? Will he be in the Provo MTC for a little while? When will his farewell be...we'd love to come!!!
    ...sorry for so many questions, haha. I'm just so happy for him and for you. I know it's going to be hard to see him go, but I hope it's exciting too.