Thursday, April 24, 2008

Here are some pictures from Josh's surprise birthday party! Jeff made the cake to look like Josh's Toyota Land Cruiser!

I'm sorry there haven't been any updates lately. Josh said there was info he needed to give me to correct somethings that he told me before. The easiest way for me to get the info correct is to just cut and paste what he wrote.

Met with the Dr. in Santa Monica yesterday. Unfortunately the R1507 trial is temporarily closed. This is the one that targets the IGF1R receptor. He hopes to have it re-opened in about 2 months. In the mean time they put me on the ET743 trial. This drug "Yondelis" is a form of chemo so the side effects will still be present. They said it won't be a fraction of how bad the AIM side effects were, but I should still have the nausea and low blood counts. This trial is every 3 weeks in Santa Monica. I start next week so I'll be flying out Tuesday morning and returning Wednesday night. When the R1507 trial gets re-opened, if this treatment isn't working, they'll move me over to it. The R1507 trial is every week so that means even more travel. This is gonna be $$$$$. At least I don't have to pay for the drugs.

His next treatment is April 29th. Please pray for a safe trip! He's still feeling good since the last treatment, please pray this will continue after this treatment!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sorry it's taken so long to post an update. I've been waiting on Josh to give me some info to correct. Josh had a great trip to California. The treatment went very well and since then he has been feeling very well. He's gone to work several times this week and has gotten some work done around the house that he's been wanting to do. He also got the opportunity to go to Tucson on Saturday and visit with his friends that are working on his Land Cruiser.

Just an added note: Saturday is Josh's 28th birthday! Happy Birthday Little Brother!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Just a quick update! Josh leaves tomorrow (4/8) for California. He goes to the clinic to get the treatment and then comes home Wednesday night. Please pray that he will have a safe trip and that everything will go well!