Monday, July 14, 2008

Update - Monday, July 14


There's not a whole lot of new news to report. Paul is about the same at the Baylor Specialty Hospital, still breathing without the aid of his tracheotomy tube, and doing various therapies during the day. We've been giving him things to smell, like coffee, garlic and cinnamon, and sometimes he seems to respond to these favorite aromas. He's definitely never gone this long without caffeine. :-)

It's been 4 weeks now, and we really appreciate all your love and support (and your comments).

"Faith is the realization, on looking at what seems only strewn before us, that it has instead been set before us, and that it doesn't block our way, but IS our way." -Paul Greenberg

12 comments:

henniemavis said...

What a fabulous quotation. I don't know Paul, or anyone else who posts, but have found myself following this site and brimming with hope for Paul. I feel connected in this way (brace yourself for karmic shivers)...

I was an art director for 10 years in Syracuse NY. I lived only 4 mi. from downtown, so I rode my bike through the city frequently, to work sometimes, and for general exercise or transportation. I was even hit by a car once, in the Adirondacks. A driver turned into me without signalling and splayed me into a grocery store parking lot... but I was lucky enough to get up in a short time. I suffered only a temporary concussion & a longterm (but mild) back injury.

So you see, though I've never met Paul, he's got to be kin. Though I don't know him, I feel sure he'd agree. He appears to be on my same life channel, so I know he's getting up... just on his own terms. Turn up your light a little more each day, Paul. This world needs as many vibrant creative minds as it can get! Peace to your family, meanwhile.

TommyB said...

I do not post regularly, but I am keeping up via the blog and praying on a regular basis. Thanks for keeping us informed. Godspeed for waking up and full recovery.

Ashley Mattocks said...

Paul,

We are guessing that some of your other favorite aromas might be tools of the design trade such as DesignMarkers and Spray Mount. And that wonderful smell of ink on paper as it comes off the press! Watch out. We're coming over with a load of art supplies and press sheets.

- Your friends at David Carter Design

dpatrick said...

someday soon we'll talk of all of this over a cup of joe. this one's on me.

Keri said...

Yes, I am also praying for Paul and your whole family. (friend of Willie)

Random York said...

I'm praying for him Paul and family and friends

ValGalArt said...

Your pictures and words about Paul are so wonderful! I feel so hopeful for your Paul and will say positive mantras for him :)

Dena said...

Patty, continuing to think of you, Paul & Buzz every day. Thank you for the progress reports and information - I am always happy to visit this blog and find new, positive updates! We are all praying for your family and rooting for Paul to keep up the great work. Hugs, Dena

Jeremy Wheat said...

Patty thank you for your updates. Im keeping you and your family in my prayers every day. I can send bags and bags of Starbucks so he can catch up.
Your friend Jeremy Wheat

Desertfish said...

Brother Paul, you are safe in God's sacred time, right where you are.

Anonymous said...

Paul, you and your family remain in our prayers daily. Get well soon and come back to spin class where it's safe!!

LA Fitness friends

Mim said...

It takes a long time, never give up the love and hope.