Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Monday, July 17, 2006

A change of scenery perhaps!

Dear Friends,
Nan is now slipping in and out of sleep after a huge day with good eating, some medical surprises and a walk that was close to a 1/4 of a mile long.

When Dr. Bertagnolli came in she was very impressed with Nan's progress. She pretty much decided that we could skip whoville altogether. At some point this week Nan will be released from the hospital. We will need to come back each day to infusion for a hour or so to get the iv antibiotic for her kidney infection. That should continue through Sat. One of God blessings fell on us this afternoon when we were looking for a new hotel for me to stay at and for us to stay at as soon as Nan is released from the hospital. What happened was we tried a local Marriot but they were sold out as is every other hotel around the hospital. But the guy on the Marriot line started to work for us. He found two hotels in the Marriot chain with availability for the next 7 days or so. We chose Quincy, 8 miles to the south, a brand new hotel with water views. The rate was $209, out of our price range but then he discovered that we were Marriot members and that Nan was a travel agent. So the rate went to $120 a night which is better than any other rate we found in the entire area. Free parking, some special kind of bedding, a couple eating holes and a full gym. So I won't be sleeping in the car after all.

Tomorrow afternoon we have to get Sharon back to the airport for a 4 pm departure. We have loved every minute of her being here. She is consistantly faithful to her Lord, has a great sense of humor, is totally committed to seeing Nan recover and is generous in every way.

This evening Sharon and I went toe Nitak (sp) to a mall, our trip downtown earlier in the day was a waste, we found nothing Nan could wear. Our trip this evening yielded several nice dresses that we think Nan may like, hope, hope. On the way back we were both hungry but did not want to take valuable time at a resturant so we found this hole in the wall pizza place, double parked, got the special, 2 pieces of cheese and a can of soda for $3.00, ate in the care and it was very good pizza.

So tomorrow we find out more about when Nan can be released. She is not on any IVs other than antibiotics for a couple hours a day and the pump for her vac sponge. Her incision wound is healing up so well, we all watched the change of sponges take place today. Sharon was facinated with the whole process.

So having enough fluids in Nan's body is now up to her, no more liquid in the IV so she has drinking water lined up and is already working on it. She is tired, has had a great day and has accomplished everything she set out to do.

We got a couple cards today and appreciate them so much. Thanks Dunstons for lunch and dinner money, that makes such a great difference for us as we buy most everything with cash right now to save the cards. Its an example of how kind everyone has been to us. For your prayers, your thoughts, your emails, your financial help and your calls we THANK YOU.

We send our love, seek His blessings, they come when you don't expect them.


tim and nan and sharon


  • At 8:10 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    Well Tim it looks like You will be a full time Nurse for the coming days, You can do it!

    What a blessing to be able to skip the rehab center and procede to living independantly again. Visits each day to the Hospital will be a bit of an adventure but I'm sure they will be something that You both will quickly learn to manage.

    Go for it Nan ! You are a true example of one determined Lady, We need You back and the Lord agrees with Us His answers to Our daily Prayers for you are evidence of that.

    We spent several quality days in the Quincy aera some years ago . There is a beautiful Presidental Library & Gardens there, lots of History there too.

    We wish You well today in Your new adventure.

    Love to You,

    Bob & Carrol.

  • At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Jason said…

    This is great news, Dad. Everyone at camp meeting is asking about mom, people I don't even know. It's pretty cool to see how many people have been praying for mom.
    Will try to call today.

  • At 8:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We got back so late I did not get to see this untill this morning. Sharon it will be a shame for Nan to have to say goodbye to you. You have always been such a great support for Nan. I know you have made the hospitol brighter with your precense.
    Nan I am so happy for you, that you continue to work so hard for what you want to accomplish. Try not to let the undetermined release date to get you down. Soon you will get to move to the next step and then HOME!!!!!!
    It will be great for Nikki and Keanna to have you back. I know they miss you greatly.
    Take care of yourself,
    Pam :)

  • At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Roger and Carol said…

    I was waiting to see what today would bring, but I guess I'll have to settle for yesterday's news... It is good news anyway! I'm glad you found a nice place to lay your head and soon Nan will be there with you. That's the greatest news! Shuffling back and forth to the hospital will be preparing Nan for the trip home. If she can handle that she should be able to handle the trip home. It sounds like Sharon was a breath of fresh air for Nan. I know she will miss her!

    Continue on the road to health ~ both of you!!! And take care of each other.

    We love you ~
    Roger and Carol


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