Thursday, July 24, 2008

Update July 24 - and Paul wins huge award!

Paul continues his daily physical therapy sessions and is getting stronger every day toward holding himself up while sitting. The sessions are intense and it is evident by the look on Paul's face that he is working very hard. No more lollipops this week, but the speech therapist has given him large Q-Tip swabs that are coated with lemon juice and refrigerated. He doesn't seem to enjoy these as much as the lollipop but, again, appears to like the sensation of taste and cold.

In other news, Paul's cool logo for the Ball Hogs (click here to see it) was accepted into the Communication Arts Design Annual. This is one of the highest creative awards you can get anywhere. CA is considered the bible of the creative communications industry. Congrats to Paul for his creative excellence!!

12 comments:

anne said...

Congrats Paul! Such a talent!

Sarah said...

Great news on all fronts!!!

Love,
The Pucci's

Anonymous said...

...more like awards hog! c'mon, pass me one, chiefy!

congrats.
-sockwell

Anonymous said...

Way to go Paul!!
It won't be long before you're "hogging that ball"
Glad to hear about the therapy progress! Keep it up (:

Love and Prayers
Calverts

kristine said...

CA!! You rock Paul!

You're doing so great, and I'm so happy to see you each week progressing as you are. You followed Patty and I talking and even cracked a smile for us at one point. Thank you...as it helps us out here know you're still there, just taking the journey back.

I look forward to talking with you soon, as I know Patty, Buzz and everyone else who loves you so is as well.

Continued strength, prayers, and love,
Kristine

Wendy Cone said...

Paul keep up the progress! You are in our thoughts and prayers daily.

Love, Wendy

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award, Paul! That's great! I continue to check in on your progress each week, and am so glad to hear you're getting stronger each day. Keep up the good work! You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Murry
Newton, KS

Anonymous said...

Patty
Tell Paul to stop "hogging" all the limelight. Okay that was just a painful pun. Thinking about you.
Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Paul! CA. Wow!

Keep on keepin' on, bro,

Roby

Dfish said...

Lollipops and Ball Hogs logo - that's an artist lodging on the little joys of life with innocence. when i feel too adult in this world, paul, a lollipop keeps the child within me drolling again, like a hog maybe. but absolutely not with a hog. may you win the award, it's more than a stick of lollipop, paul.

Darrah said...

hello paul! you don't know me, but i came across your story via dsvc.org a while ago. i've been checking in to see how you're doing ever since. you often pop up in my head during the day and i pray for your continued healing. i'm so happy to know that you're getting better and better!

ps: i really like the ball hog design. very clever!

darrah

Chris Philpot said...

Congrats Paul. Great logo. Checking the blog every day.