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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.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Respiration and Inspiration-- Friday 1/27/06 10:00 PM

Joseph is doing great (If you ask him, that's what he always says, and if you heard him you would believe him). They did the bronchoscope again on Thursday AM then again on Friday morning. Everything was clear this morning and they won't need to do it again. His breathing is doing great as well. His fevers have disappeared and he's getting bored. . . A good sign! They will move him back to Rehab on Monday, he is excited and so are they. The Rehab staff have been in working his muscles and preparing his program. They are terrific people and will be a joy to work with.

We have been surrounded by people who are extending themselves way beyond what anyone could expect, in order to serve and help. The IHC Insurance representative, Debbie Moore, who has come to the house to personally pick up paperwork, made numerous phone calls etc. and has even come to the hospital, not because of expectation of workplace rewards, but because she desires to bless our lives in anyway she can. Jamie McQueen is a friend from our Church History trip in October, we were brothers from first meeting. He has taken upon himself to help with our house project, he's in construction and it's one of his talents and gifts. He knows others who can help. Bill Yadeskie, our former bishop, is drawing up house plans. There are so many others. Why would so many offer so much? Because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a reality in their way of life. None of them have really thought twice about doing all they can to help, because it's the way disciples live their lives. We got a call from the non-LDS bus driver who shared some great experiences on the Church History trip. He and his wife are praying for Joseph and our family. They, like all of you, understand the reality of God's love for us and the efficacy of asking in order to receive. All of our lives are blessed through our faith in Jesus Christ and our works (prayer for example). Thank you all for showing your faith through your works in Joseph's behalf. We know Heavenly Father is listening and will provide every blessing and opportunity that is in Joseph's best long-term interest.

Some of the greatest miracles are the one's we are able to witness in the examples of His children. Tonight one of those great examples stopped in to see Joseph. Elder Richard G. Scott has so many important duties and responsibilities, but manages to spend time ministering "unto the least of these". It is clear to us if you want to see the face of God, you only have to look into the face of His children who enjoy His image in their countenance.


Blogger Kevin & Sheri (Payne) Schmidt said...

So glad to hear he's getting bored! YEAH! That is a great sign! What a touching message, we've been touched and blessed by it! Makes us want to try a little harder to be a little better!
Kevin and Sheri

Jan 27, 2006, 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Cort said...

We just found out about your accident today and are very sorry to hear about it, but very glad to see that you are being cared for by such great hands.

Estrella, Ethan and I stopped by your house to catch up with your Mom, Liz and Denny. I was glad to see that they all seemed so well and that they felt like you were in good spirits.

I talked with your Dad for a few seconds earlier today and he sounded very positive and in great spritis as well.

We wish you the best and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We will try to get up to see you soon (assuming that is possible where you are at).

I will get with your Dad tomorrow, or as soon as he is rested enough to help out with getting some of the other stuff posted.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do.


Jan 27, 2006, 11:20:00 PM  
Blogger Katika77 said...

I want to add my Amen to every testimony that has been shared on the board and in all the hearts that have been touched in some sort of way due to the miracles that are going on. Joseph, at your expense we are growing in faith as you grow in yours. Thanks little brother.
Kate Lyon

Jan 28, 2006, 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger Rocky said...

Hay Taggamuffin,
My comp. was down for a few days so I wasn't able to see your pics. till today I think that all those cords and wires are just for show.
You look great it is awesome to see you smiling your outgoing attitude is greatly missed at work. I just want to let you know how much I appreciate this blog. My testimony of the love the Lord has for his children grows every time I am on this site.
Again thanks for being such an example to all of us.
Rocky J.

Jan 28, 2006, 2:34:00 AM  
Blogger Gym Rat said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful testimony.

Jan 28, 2006, 6:35:00 AM  
Blogger giovanni said...

we love you and pray for you

Jan 28, 2006, 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger giovanni said...

every time i go to work and read about you and your strength, that really uplifts me, it's the best spiritual thought to start the day. Thank you for your great example
ti voglio bene
giovanni lotito

Jan 28, 2006, 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Renan-BR said...

Joe, I had a hard time reading those things... We haven't talked for a long time... but the fact that I started crying when I saw your pictures only shows how much impact you have on people's life.
It makes me glad to see that you are getting better and that even on such a situation you are still positive.

Estou torcendo pela sua melhora. Saudades.

Jan 28, 2006, 1:45:00 PM  
Blogger Luciana said...

Joseph or Joe? Voce sabe que meu ingles não é bom então vamos testar o seu portugues right? As pessoas da nossa ala que sabiam do seu acidente demoraram para me contar porque sabiam que eu iria sofrer como uma mãe. Chorei quase uma semana por achar que voce não merece, but you teached us for GOD nothing is impossible and He loves you e voce em breve vai sarar para ficar melhor do que voce já era. Aqui em Campinas que passaram pelo mesmo problema e agora estão bem. E eu sei que voce logo vai estar bem e aqui em casa para fazermos a noite da laranja Kiiiiiiss for you and your family. Cecilia

Jan 29, 2006, 3:34:00 PM  

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