I hear you with the whole "shock and broken-hearted" thing. I was SOOOO looking forward to the blooms on this one. They were absolutely gorgeous when I got it! It was my first paph. When we got home from vacation, I ran up to the plant and must have made a very loud, anguished cry, because my husband came running over shouting, "What is it? What's wrong?!" Then he saw me pointing speechlessly at my brown spike and withered buds. In true "non-orchid-person" fashion, he rolled his eyes and walked away, leaving me to grieve in private.
Thanks for the advice on perking up the plants! I didn't think to mist or drench them, since the rest of their foliage looked fine. But you have a point...I will go do that now for sure!!
We're actually going away again on Wednesday to visit family, and we'll be gone until Sunday. I'm going to move my paphs to our finished basement during that time. The basement is cool and humid, and there are areas that still get fairly bright, so I think the paphs will be happy there for a few days while we're away.
Thanks for the tips about rehabbing the plants! I'm off to soak and mist my paphs to help them recover from the heat.