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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 22, 2006

Update-- Sunday, January 22nd, 11:00 p.m.

Joseph has been doing well over the weekend, his fever has been better. The tests they did on the fluid near his surgeryhave been positive, no infection. They still don't know what has been causing the fever but it seems to be getting better. They are moving him to rehab tomorrow. He is very excited to begin the hard work that lies ahead. Today he was breathing on his own for most of the day. They have had him sitting up straight for an hour or so each day as well. It's been hard work after being down flat for a couple of weeks. He has a new pair of Converse All-Stars high tops (black and white, very cool and retro) these help his feet stay in a good position.
The neuro-surgeons are talking about a potential second surgery to help stabilize Joseph's neck. They haven't set a time or anything yet. It remains to be seen if it is needed for sure.
We'd all like to express gratitude for all of your prayers and faith. There has been such a great feeling to be around Joseph. When you walk into his room you feel a warmth and peace that is inexplixable without understanding the workings of the Holy Ghost. He is known as the Comforter for an important reason. What a blessing to have so many friends, neighbors, co-workers, family and strangers praying for Joseph. Those prayers are being heard and blessings are flowing in answer. Greater miracles lie ahead, but the miracle of God touching hearts and lives in a powerful way because of this accident is amazing.

4 Comments:

Blogger Gym Rat said...

I'm so happy that something positive has been coming out of this experience. It's amazing that you get to go to rehab so soon! I wish you great success and much strength. Hugs!!!

Jan 23, 2006, 5:32:00 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

It's so exciting that you are moving to rehab today. I pray that everything will continue to go well. Keep up your positive attitude and keep on smiling!

Jan 23, 2006, 8:45:00 AM  
Blogger Schalane said...

Does going to rehab mean you can have visitors yet? Please let us know when you might be feeling up to that. Keep a smile on your face and know that we continue to pray for you. Hugs,
Schalane and the Gang

Jan 23, 2006, 5:09:00 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

We have been following your progress since the beginning. Please know that our prayers in California are reaching you in Utah.

Love,
Craig, Ellen and Aimee Garrett

Jan 23, 2006, 8:24:00 PM  

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