Thursday, October 21, 2010

Meeting Paul...


Today was a big day for Joshua, for a couple of reasons...
For one thing, after Joshua's appointment on Monday, Dr. Rivera contacted me & told me he had been thinking a lot about Joshua. He told me he wanted to adjust his pacemaker settings in order to allow his heart more rest. The logic makes a lot of sense & he had it adjusted this afternoon. I am excited for this change, it will allow his heart to beat 20 beats less per minute when he's resting! Hello weight gain, hello energy!!!
We are very excited about this development & are very hopeful we'll see results!
And the other reason it was a big day - we met the infamous Paul Cardell in the flesh!!! We listened to his story, his testimony & his amazing music. Amazing, amazing and some more amazing!
I seriously felt like a 12 year old meeting JBiebs. Okay, that sounds weird...what I mean is, I was excited, nervous & emotional (he surely thought I was unstable). Nonetheless, it was really great to meet him, he was such a genuinely nice guy. I was hoping his wife & daughter would be there too. She is a remarkable woman & his daughter is a doll.
I highly recommend his CD's & though I have yet to read it, his book..he's an inspiration!

7 comments:

The Simmons Family said...

That's a great picture! I'm excited that you got to meet him, too bad he didn't come to AZ. ((SAD))

When Owen started Carvedilol his heartrate dropped from 130 to 110 and just those 20 beats too such a workload off his heart. I hope you see a big change in Josh.

Hetrick family said...

What a great picture. You all look amazing!!

So exciting about Josh's pacemaker adjustment!! 20 BEATS!! That sounds huge, i hope he notices a big difference soon!

Lindsay said...

where did you see Paul at? That is so cool, his story really is amazing and his family so cute!

allison said...

Lindsay,
We saw him at a tri-stake fireside in Lincoln. I wish I would have thought to tell you. He was also signing books at Cover to Cover...but I missed it.
We were able to talk with him for a little bit, he was really cool & said "Oh, I know this little guy!" when he saw Josh.

Gina and the Gang said...

I agree, Paul is amazing! I just about couldn't contain myself, looking at a grown, healthy man with Casey's exact same defect! I bought his book a while back, but haven't read it once I heard he was coming to town. Now when I read it, the book has his message to Casey in it!
He recognized Casey after a bit at the bookstore, and Paul's iPhone has some adorable shots of the two together. I am so glad you and I both know how exciting this is!!

Dina said...

I am so bummed I missed him. I meant to go...I've read the book - amazing!! How lucky for you to have met him. And Josh is so lucky to have such a great doctor - Dr. Rivera is just so amazing, thoughtful, etc. etc.

Dina

Heidi McMillan said...

how great! I just ordered his book and can't wait to read it.