Well, they took Carla in early. She is in a big donut on her stomach so they can biopsy the largest tumor — the one in her sacrum bone. They want to get tissue that is in the bone. The tumor has broken out of the bone so it is easy to get to and it has pushed her nerves to one side so it is not likely that there will be any nerve damage because of the biopsy.
I asked the doctor if they have any ability to suck tumors out like they are basically sucking this sample out. He said he has thought about that since the tumors are attached to other tissue it would be hard to get it all but at least you could get parts of it. They take gall bladders out of tiny incisions now so at least most of a tumor could be removed this way and then radiate the rest. The plan we have heard so far is basically radiate the whole spine.
May our LORD direct the needle.