My sister-in-law was diagnosed with leukemia on Tuesday. She started chemotherapy today. She's in the same hospital where I waited 9 hours for an appendectomy, which we later found out was performed just in time. Some hospital staff have already made, at best, mistakes: They ran out of anesthetic during her bone marrow aspiration/biopsy and forgot to flush the catheter with saline for her PIC line. Some of the nurses are great, some seem, well, not negligent, but at least indifferent. There are plenty of great hospitals in the area, in fact, she works at one of them, but now that she's started chemo, they say it's too risky to transfer her. She's expected to stay in the hospital for a month. I would be worried about her no matter where she was, but my lack of confidence in the hospital makes it worse. I didn't catch what form of leukemia she has, just that it's the easiest to treat. I could have sworn she said (what sounded like) perimyelolymphatic, but that didn't fit anything I found. Maybe it's ALL. Anyway, I'll find out tomorrow. They also caught it early, and she's otherwise healthy. She is also confident in her doctor. So in that regard, things are as good as they can be. I'm still reading other sources but was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this or has any advice on what to expect, what I should be concerned about, things I should know,or how I can best be there for my family. Thanks.