I feel rather as though I am "hogging" the Carers forum - to use one of Evie's expressions - with all the threads I am starting regarding my own family. Any of you who wish it, please feel free to do your own "hogging" to counteract mine! :biggrin: All joking aside, I did wish to start a thread regarding Evie's current cancer protocol and treatments. I have Evie's permission to do so. She will not be on the forum again until September likely. I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to get things off my chest so to speak, as well as a way to keep those interested updated on Evie's progress. She begins treatments today, Jim accompanied her into the city early this morning. I just received a call from Jim, Evie's bone marrow biopsy and aspiration did not go terribly well. They had difficulties removing the marrow and the procedure took approximately twice as long as usual. The procedure is quite painful, especially given Evie is allergic to the drugs they usually administer to ease the pain. Jim had to hold her down for most of it. Really I felt ill just hearing about it. Thank goodness it is now over with, and she will not require another such test for 3 months. As I type this, she is likely receiving her first radiation treatment, and then she and Jim will be returning home. I believe I will prepare some special food Evie enjoys and hopefully she will feel up to eating it once they arrive.