Nan Mustard's Recovery

This blog is a record of Erin (Nan) Mustard's recovery.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Friday morning - really need to wake up!

Dear Ones,

Its friday morning and today Jason heads home, Nikki, Keanna and I move to a different less expensive hotel and hopefully Mom will begin to wake up more.

We had a nice evening with many partial eye openings, movement of feet, slight hand squeezes but not really awake yet. We talked to her and Keanna sang three songs directly to her which caused the most responses.

We are asking that each of you reading this would pray specifically that Mom would begin to wake up more and that God will strengthen her heart. We found out that based on a test done on her heart it has an output rate of just 15 while 40 or 50 would be much better. So I am asking God to please reach down and strengthen her heart. Other things continue to gradually improve. They removed a central line yesterday from under her arm and are considering a bit more dialysis to remove more toxins. Her kidneys are working better output wise but the creatin level was rising all day yesterday but leveled off toward evening finally.

Having Jason, Keanna and Nikki here has been wonderful and so helpful. How I love each of them and their faith, devotion to their mother, they encouragement to me when I have times of discouragement, reminded me of how dedicated Mom is to them. I will miss them so much but Jason is off to a sunday departure to South Africa to to a mission project and Nikki has to return to a very lonely Steve who has been working night and day to hold the company together. Nikki fly out tomorrow morning early and will get to Oakland mid day. Its a good thing they are going, I just have to work my emotions around to accepting it and the vacuum their going leaves here.

God sure knew what He was doing in creating the family, an incredible unit of skin and bones with love laced throughout. It is the most precious gift ever given to have a family like I have.

We all want to thank you for your emails of encouragement, we read them all. We also want to thank you for your help with this whole process of being stuck on the wrong coast and attempting to deal with it. We have heard from many people asking directly how to help and its best to use one of the church options as they offer a tax deduction.

I will post again later after we have gotten time to spend with our precious and wonderful and brave and beautiful mom.!!

Thanks in every way, lets keep praying!

The family


  • At 6:28 AM, Anonymous Loren&EMily said…

    The Mustard Family,
    We make many trips to the computer each day to follow Nan's progress. Your courage is an inspiration to all of us.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


  • At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good Morning Mustard Family,
    I was concerned after not hearing anything yesterday. I'm sure it is difficult to know what to say sometimes. We treasure any little tidbits you send. We're on the same coast, but still very far away. I know you will feel alone next week, Tim. Know that God is still there with his ministering angels and we are all here for you in prayer. I know you would love to have some "skin and bones" there with you, but right now this is the best we can offer. I wish I were free to hop on the next plane, but I can't get away right now. My heart is there anyway.
    Love ~ Roger and Carol

  • At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim and Family

    Hang in there we will all be praying for her to wake up soon you are all in my thoughts and I'm praying with you.

    Mary Puente

  • At 7:27 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Good Morning Tim & Family,

    We too were concerned all day yesterday with no news coming from You but we do realize that You have Your mind on so many things. I don't see how you do it.

    We are glad to hear that some progress is being made in the "wake up" department and are confident that more is soon to come. The Lord is most keenly aware of Your plight and will sustain You, along with the help of those of Us so far away that attempt to encourage you each day.

    You are so fortunate to have such a supportive family unit I'm sure that the strength that each of You give the other will long be remembered when looking back on all of this trying time.

    May You be richly blessed today and We pray that Nan will awake very soon to lift Your spirits up as only She can.

    Much Love always ,

    Bob & Carrol


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