Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Monday, June 26, 2006

Monday evening report - better

Hi Friends,

I am at the hotel, Nan wanted to go to sleep around 9 and I have been waiting to use the lobby computer. What was a very quiet and sleepy day got somewhat better this evening. ENT came and put a nice little probe down Nan's nose. As you can imagine she did not love that moment. Her vocal cords are fine and she is getting better. However her throat and surrounding area are very sore and red. So he prescribed Nexium, double dose to help the problems. She struggled with finding a comfortable position in the bed. They had her on a double dose of beta blocker to slow her heart down and they sure did. Down to 55 to 65 most of the time which of course was setting off the alarms again. I hate the sound of them. Her output from the colostomy is half what it was yesterday which I guess is a good thing. Her hemocratic (sp) number is 33 tonight, up from being 25 or 26 for most of the past 3 weeks.

After the walk and chair sitting this morning Physical Therapy came calling and put her through the paces. They were generally encouraged and suggested she sit more upright in her bed whenever possible. She is doing well on all counts and may go to the main floor tomorrow out of ICU. No one seems to know exactly when at this point.

Right now I am heading to bed and I want to ask that you continue to pray about Nan's overall condition and especially the bleeding as this is not resolved.

We got the nicest packages from Jo's mom Julie today. She sent about everything someone could want in those two boxes. This was very sweet of her.

Thank you for your prayers and please remember Rick as well as he faces his health issues.

with love,



  • At 8:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Tim and Erin
    Happy to hear that Erin is doing well. Tim you need to take care of yourself get some sleep and try to take care. Erin keep up the good work I will be seeing you soon in Discovery Bay . Take care both of you I hope its cooler there than it is here.

    Love you both

    Mary Puente

  • At 8:32 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    Sounds like room #59 will soon be a thing of the past.

    We certinally will continue to pray for the bleeding to stop.We rejoice to see other things get back more to the normal side.

    Have a good rest Tim we will talk in the Morning.

    Much Love ,

    Bob & Carrol

  • At 9:20 PM, Anonymous Marilyn in Lincoln said…

    Hello Nan and Tim -
    What a good report for Monday - wonderful news Nan that you are up and walking more. Hold on for the hot tea - it will be coming soon it sounds like. Let that throat heal up - then let that tea flow in!!!
    It has been so hot here - Boston's cool air sounds nice!!! Tim, I'm glad you are heading to bed a little earlier tonight - take care of yourself too. Being a caregiver takes a lot out of you - you don't even realize it until it catches up with you.
    Today's blogs were full of good things - keep them coming!!!
    Love you both, Marilyn

  • At 10:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim and Nan
    Ron and I read your blog every night and pray for both of you. Nan is such an amazing person and has such great courage, and I know God is watching over her. Take care and hope to see you both back home soon.

    Love Ron & Phyllis

  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger Irene Wing said…

    Hello Nan and Tim,
    I am so proud of you, Nan - walking out of your room for a distance! Before we know it, you will be walking the full corridor and greeting all the other patients with your infectious smile!
    Tim, you might like to apply for a position as a private nurse at the hospital. You are doing a first rate job taking care of Nan and monitoring all those machines for the staff. I think they should pay you for all your special care.
    Getting a restful sleep without interruptions in the hospital is a challenge most of the time. So, I'm going to pray for that along with getting the bleeding to stop, and for increasing improvements.
    May you feel God's enbracing love each day.
    Irene Wing


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