Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Sorry it has taken me so long to give an update. Right now I am spending some time down in Houston with my parents (have been here for a little over a week) for a couple of reasons.
  1. The PI3K clinical trial that I am still trying to qualify for calls for a significant time investment down here upon start up.
  2. I have been feeling not so well lately and am needing a little help in the care department. And since Anna has to work all day and the kids are at school, I felt I might be able to get myself better care with my mother's help.

This past Wednesday I was tested again to see if I qualify for the PI3K trial, but failed because my red blood cell count had dropped again to a below-acceptable level. So I got another blood transfusion on Thursday, had a reaction to the transfusion starting on Friday afternoon, and spent most of Saturday in extreme pain. The fun just doesn't stop.

I have been trying to keep my weight up as I have dropped down in the low 150's. Trying to get some form of exercise each day even if it is ever so diminutive in quantity. I find that if I push it too hard, I pay for it severely the next day.

Thanks to all of you for your continued prayers and support. And a big thanks goes out to mom and dad, my wife and kids, and my little brother. With all of your help, we will still turn this train around.


  1. Josh, Tom and I are praying for you and your dad and all your family. Thanks for keeping us all posted on your blog. -- Cheryl

  2. Hey Josh it was great seeing you today. I didn't realize about your Dad's diagnosis until I read this. Your family is in our prayers and if there is anything else I can do for you besides give blood let me know -- Ward

  3. Hang in there Josh! we're praying for you and your family - "our" family

    Brad Evans

  4. Josh, hang in there, we at the Murphy mens groups are looking forward to your return.
    Steve Long