I have been in touch with Joseph, and he reports that things are getting better for him. He is confined to his bed, but at least is at home now, with home care being provided for him. The medical staff have been working to "fine-tune" his pain medications, trying to get the combination correct, and are having improving success in doing so.
Joseph asked me to send his best to all.
For those who would like to contact him, his current e-mail address is: