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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 15, 2006

Update--Sunday, Jan. 15, 1:00 p.m.

Gloria and Liz have heard from Tim. The Airmed plane left El Paso about 10:00 a.m., due to land in SLC at 12:30 p.m. Joseph had a very good night in El Paso. He liked the hospital there. The ventilator he was on was computerized, helping him to breathe, as opposed to the previous one that forced air into his lungs making it hard for him to breath on his own.

Gloria has a bag packed and doesn't intend on leaving Joe any time soon.


Blogger AbbyP said...

I'm so happy to hear that Joe is finally home. Tim and Gloria, thank you so much for taking such great care of Joe.

Jan 15, 2006, 1:48:00 PM  
Blogger Gym Rat said...

Just got out of church, so you're probably resting comfortably in a nice warm hospital bed by now. Welcome home!!!

Jan 15, 2006, 2:12:00 PM  
Blogger Izatt Family said...

Tim, Gloria, Joe, Liz and Family,

We just wanted you all to know how happy we are that things are definitely looking up for Joseph. We know that you have had numerous offers for help and we certainly want to add our offer to that also as you and your family have done so much for us. We are so happy that Joseph is finally home. We know that the Lord truly has blessed you as a family and will continue to bless you with what you need. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

Mike, Julie and Katie Izatt

Jan 15, 2006, 3:44:00 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

thanks for bringing the snow with you! i'm sure you're looking out the window, imagining the damage you could do on a tug today. i'm staying home battling a nasty bout with the flu.
i hope you enjoy your stay at lds. i'm no expert, but i've never had a better experience with a long-term hospital stay than when my old man was in lds for a week. the doctors were some of the nicest and most attentive people i've met. take your time getting better, but let us know when you're ready for a visit.
you are missed,

Jan 15, 2006, 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger Rocky said...

Hey buddy,
Glad to hear you are back in SLC. Let us know when you are well rested and ready for a visit.
Welcome Home.
Rocky J.

Jan 15, 2006, 5:03:00 PM  
Blogger Chivy said...

Hey Joe,
Sorry to hear about your accident, I am glad that you are good enough to be home! Court and I wish you ALL the best. Hang in there, call us sometime and we'll bring you treats -k-.

Court and Stacy Chivers (Beaver)

Jan 15, 2006, 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger Ben & Leah Smith said...

Joey bear,
We are so sorry to hear what has happened. You are definately in our thoughts and prayers. You are a strong person and we know that you and your family are going to get through this. Stay strong!!!!!

Jan 15, 2006, 9:09:00 PM  
Blogger Dean & Diane said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all so much. I know Heavenly Father is aware of each of us and understands our needs and desires. Stay strong - you are such inspirations to the rest of us.

Dean & Diane

Jan 16, 2006, 1:17:00 AM  
Blogger Stephanie (Record) Davis said...

It's so good to know that you are
doing well!My mom and Jim wanted me to tell you that you are in their prayers! You are in mine as

Stephanie Davis (Record) and the
LeClaire Family

Jan 16, 2006, 4:43:00 AM  
Blogger Brittney said...

Hey Joe I'm glad to hear you're back in SLC. You're in my thoughts. Hope you're doing well.

Jan 16, 2006, 2:20:00 PM  

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