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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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Update--Wednesday, Jan. 18, 8:30 a.m.

From Gloria:

Yesterday, Tuesday, Joseph was either cold and shivering or hot and fevered. We spent the day piling on the blankets or turning on a fan to cool him off. They can't figure out where the infection is coming from. They have made him much more comfortable by putting him on an air filled bed and gave him a new neck brace. He had a restless night and is still fighting the fever. They have been running more tests to see if they can find the cause. He has been having a lot of pain in his right shoulder and we are thinking maybe he injured it in the accident. We are hoping to get him out of ICU soon, but not yet.

We have appreciated your many acts of kindness, your notes of love and support, your concern and care and most of all your prayers for Joseph. Most of the time he is in good spirits and has a great attitude. He is still "Joe" and although he can barely whisper he still gets in an occasional funny remark. We as a family are truly blessed to have so many wonderful, loving people in our lives. Thank you so much ! !

7 Comments:

Blogger Erin said...

I hope you start feeling better, and can get some good rest. I have some good text books this semester when your out of the ICU I can read them to you, I know how you love reading random textbooks. They always seem to help me sleep good after reading them. I'm thinking about you lots and am always praying for you. Let me know if you need anything.

Jan 18, 2006, 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Gym Rat said...

Thinking of you...let me know if there's anything you need from me! Hugs,

Jan 18, 2006, 2:19:00 PM  
Blogger AbbyP said...

Joe I love you! Please know that I am praying and thinking of you always. Please let me know if you need anything... and I mean anything. I'm just minutes away. I love you!

Jan 18, 2006, 9:49:00 PM  
Blogger Maxwell Moura said...

poxa estou triste por voce nossa! nem sei oque falar estou em espirito de oração por voce a cristiane de Ouro verde lembra? que trabalhamos com ela que voce a batizou tá firme na fé ainda nao falei pra ela o que aconteceu mais vou falar hoje... fica na fé meu tenho saudades da missão das nossas "brigas" nossa que falta me faz.. lembra quando comentamos estava-mos proximo do aeroporto e tiamos tido uma discursão e falei depois - lembre-se desse dia que vamos sentir falta e comerçamos a rir e muito é chegou esse dia... to sentido falta.. mesmo... um forte abração! e vamos fazer a diferença!!!

Maxwell ou Ex- Elder Moura

Jan 19, 2006, 7:17:00 AM  
Blogger Canadian said...

Joe hope you get better soon. Just keeping fighting don't give in no matter how big the obsticle is. We're all praying for you. Take care. Mike Quinton

Jan 19, 2006, 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger Maxwell Moura said...

é possivel enviar fotos? gostaria de velo Maxwell Moura my email maxwellmoura@hotmail.com

Jan 20, 2006, 7:34:00 AM  
Blogger Lacey said...

Joe- I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking about you and reading all your updates hoping you are doing well! If there is anything you need let me know I would love to help! You have a great attitude and you are such a wonderful example. You are in my prayers! Thanks for your friendship and continue to get better. Hope to talk to you soon! Love, Lacey Badger

Jan 29, 2006, 4:09:00 PM  

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