I am not a big specialist in paphs but I have a lazy phal () that has sustained 5 spikes at the pic, some of them with buds, for a minimum of 2 years. Just dorment. The going to sleep faze for each of these spikes was related to a move from one window to another. It took her 2 years to bloom on 3 of those spikes and them they withered. The most frustrating orchid I have. maybe your got confused and does the same, don't give up hope!