Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Monday, June 12, 2006

Monday morning

Dear Friends,

We have spoken to Nan's nurse this morning. Nan got the help of the dialysis at 9:30 last night and her creatins have dropped from 3.5 to 2.8 by this morning. They are now able to balance the fluids and out perfectly. They backed the push, the medicine that was helping her heart pump better, they backed it down to .5 which they also tried yesterday but they had to go back to 1. Well today she is handling the .5 OK. They think that she will begin to wake up gradually as the dialysis removes the remains of the meds causing her to be asleep. I doubt they will keep her awake since she still has a ventilator tube down her throat and a drainage tube to the tummy. They just want to have awake enough to ask her to move legs, arms and such. Of course this represents another challenge which tears at my heart. Just as adding the dialysis did and that worked out well so far. Overall the nurse said she was stable.

We will be over to the hospital within the next hour and will post later after the visit. Dana is leaving us today for Vegas where she will join her husband for a few days of vacation. Marilyn Titherington, a long time friend from first Sacramento and now Rhode Island is coming up to visit today and Roxanna, our friend from Conn. is also coming up for the day. We look forward to seeing them and having them visit Nan.

We are rejoicing in the evidence that God is at work in and over Nan. We are being cautioned that this will be a very long process but how we look forward to the future with Nan talking, laughing and enjoying the fact that she is tumor free.

Lets just keep praying our hardest and trusting that God's will is being done.


mustard family


  • At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good news, Tim! It sounds like she is hanging in there. Our bodies are such wonderful insturments working together with God and the knowledge of the physicians in the healing process. You remain in our prayers.

    Love ~ Roger and Carol

  • At 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What a great change. I have been praying and thinking of Nan's kidneys all night. It seemed that it was the most important thing. As we did not want the kidneys to pump it's conetents into Nan's blood stream. I am so thankful that things are getting better. Prayers and thoughts will continue your way. Thinking of youall.
    Bryce, Dusty and Sheena

  • At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim and Family this is great news. She is hanging in there just like the Erin that I know. Just keep on fighting Erin you will allways remain in my prayers.

    Love you all
    Mary puente

  • At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim and family:

    I'm thrilled with the news of Nan's recovery. As a nurse, I know the many dangers of surgery, the meaning of the numbers you have been sharing, and the agony of the decisions you are making.

    Please know that I'm thinking of you and praying for Nan almost constantly. You rarely leave my mind.

    Good things are happening and you will be blessed even more as they unfold.



  • At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you for keeping us up-to-date. Your family is in our prayers. This weekend was graduation weekend here at Monterey Bay Academy. The students were all decked out in caps and gowns for graduation. Outside the church, I saw one of the girls who had a pink ribbon on her graduation gown. I asked her what it was for. "For Jason's mom's recovery," she answered. When I saw the seniors march into the church, there was pink ribbon after pink ribbon on the graduation sashes. It touched my heart. I just thought you'd like to know there is support and prayer coming from California. All our best to you! Gina Jett

  • At 9:44 AM, Blogger Gerry & Barb said…

    Hi Tim, Marilyn just called from Loma Linda and I read her all the updates. We are thrilled to hear the good reports and pray they continue to be good. Keanna would make any grandmother move her head! She's a darling. Kimberley has contacted her friend Connie in North Carolina and Connie is in charge of a prayer chain group so they are praying for Nan -- some in N.C. and more in Florida. The Lord must know Nan is loved by many!! Give Marilyn Titherington my email and have her contact me. I'd love to hear from her. It's so great to know she is going to Boston to see her. Nan's love fills our hearts ... our dear, dear friend who has brought so many happy moments into our lives. Praying constantly for a good day for Nan. Love, Ger & Bar


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