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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, May 07, 2008

First Stem Cell Treatment

First Stem Cell Treatment
Wednesday was Joseph’s first stem cell therapy injection. It was scheduled for 2:10 PM. He was required to not eat or drink for three hours before the treatment. After the treatment, he had to remain lying flat for 6 hours. He was allowed to drink after 2 hours and eat after four. He did great. He thought it was very interesting and he is anxious for more.

No Surgery Required
After reviewing the MRIs the doctors concluded that no surgery would be needed. They didn’t feel there would be much to gain and there is always risk with surgery. They also commented that the injured area was ‘too soft’ (whatever that means). This does save considerable money. . . that is certainly a good thing.

Visit from the Qingdao Branch Leadership
This evening we had a visit from the new Branch President and others from the local Church unit. They are (from Left to Right) David (2nd Counselor in the Branch Presidency), Harrison (former Branch President), Peter (from yesterday), Yun (Elders Quorum President), and President Taylor (New Branch President). Pres. Taylor asked Tim to speak in Church Sunday.


Anonymous said...

Hellooo Josef:
Acabo de ver tu sitio, no entiendo mucho porque està en inglès pero como se ve interesante voy a esforzarme con mi inglès. Espero que junto a tus familiares y amigos sigas adelante.
Ademàs invito a tus amigas a mi blog, para que cuentes sus experiencias.

May 7, 2008, 7:40:00 AM  
Blogger Aaron, Lindsey, and Zander said...

How fun and exciting and fascinating!!! I've loved reading about all you are experiencing there in China! The food however...I don't think I would make it. That's why the Lord sent me to England on a mission! I wish you the best over there, and can't wait to see and read more! Good luck!

May 7, 2008, 8:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Kris Z said...

wowee what a blog! am thinking of you and hope you are look well and happy! :)
amazing pics! cool eagle too...
o.k. just one note on the little froggy there!
i would totally starve and is good i do not go to the local deli, yes? ha!
come see us when you are back and up to it!

May 20, 2008, 10:57:00 AM  

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