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This blog is a record of events in the life of Joseph Taggart and his family since his spinal cord injury while body surfing in Guatemala in January 2006.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

A Day of Rest Sunday 1/29/06 9:00 PM

Joseph is doing great and anxious to go to Rehab tomorrow. His lungs are clear and the pneumonia seems to be licked. He's been breathing with little assistance from the respirator most of the day. (A lot of work til the muscles get built up again).

We thought perhaps you might like a couple of photos of the experience in Guatemala. IF YOU CLICK ON THE PHOTOS YOU CAN SEE A LARGER VERSION

1. Monterrico Beach was where the accident happened. It is in red on the bottom of the map. Guatemala City is shown with the yellow star.

2. Joseph's friends Kylie and Scott getting ready to get on the boat to get across the marsh to the beach.

3. Joseph's photo of a bird by the water.

4. Joseph's shot of a pickup on a flatboat. A little while later this is how he was to return to the mainland. Kylie and Scott got him in a pickup truck and bribed a boat owner to take the truck across.

5. The black sand beach and the waves (from the site below) the waves were 7 1/2 feet high that day!

A good set of photos can be found at : note the black basalt sand (there are still a few grains coming from Josephs ears etc.).

Perhaps tomorrow We'll show some photos of the traction gear and x-rays from Guatemala.


Blogger Erin said...

You will do great in rehab. You show such a strenth and are such an example to everyone. Keep up the hard work!

Jan 29, 2006, 8:46:00 PM  
Blogger Gym Rat said...

Looks like a beautiful country -- can't blame you for wanting to go there. So glad that you have licked the pneumonia.

Jan 29, 2006, 8:59:00 PM  

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