An update on my father-in-law: He had gone to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to see if he was eligible for a drug trial for his acute myelogous leukemia (aml). He didn't fit the criteria for the trial he originally had gone down for, but they found another for which he did qualify.
That's the good news.
The bad news? Several weeks on the regimen shows not only no improvement in his condition, but a deterioration. He and his doctors have decided that it is pointless to leave him in the study.
He and his wife currently live alone in a house in Arkansas. They are considering moving to a house closer to one of his children, probably in Texas.
As Warren Zevon said on the title track to one of his last CDs, Life'll Kill Ya.