Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Thursday, July 06, 2006

On the move

Dear Friends,
Nan called this morning at 5:30 and had some news. When the Drs were there for their rounds they told her she would be leaving the hospital in the next day or two for a rehab hospital nearby. They are searching for a spare bed in one of two facilities right now. When I spoke to Michelle, Dr. Bertagnolli's physician assistant later she said rehab stays can be 2 days or 2 weeks or more. Her course of care will continue but in a more relaxed setting. They will move her in an ambulance and even bring her back in an ambulance to the Dr. appointment she will have later in the week. Strange but what do we know.
So here I am on the west coast and they decide to set Nan free. Wish I would have known. We are thrilled that she is progressing so fast but once again it is very unsettling to think of yet another chance of location and care givers. Nan said it best, I wish you were here with me.
So the plane cannot fly fast enough tomorrow to get me back there to my sweetie.
I am trying to jam as much work into my time here as possible. Homeowners have been very helpful in letting me into their homes on short notice and things are working out.

I will write more later when I know more. Nan did start Gleevec last evening, small dosage at first and then build up with it. That is good news as these nasty terrible tumors do tend to come back rapidly.

Please pray for Nan today that things will work out smoothly for her transition out of the hospital and into the rehab. Thanks for your help in all ways my friends.




  • At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim and Nan,

    The best of luck with the move, I have known others who, when well enough, moved to a rehab. facility. This will most likely be a very good move and perhaps help to keep the "spirits" up.

    It is totally amazing that Nan is so strong and progressing well. I pray that whatever caused the bleeding will cease and the Gleevec will start to work and keep all tumors at bay forever.

    Keep calm, there are many good people out there who will look over Nan until you get back to her. I know she will voice her opinion if they do not. You were there for her when she needed you most and will be there again soon.

    Have a good flight tomorrow.

    love and good health,

    Sue Muse

  • At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Roger and Carol said…

    Hi Tim and Nan,
    Great news! It sounds like they will be focusing more on physical therapy to help Nan get stronger and ready for that trip homeward. Keep up the good work on your end and we'll keep up the prayers on our end.

    Love you ~ Roger and Carol

  • At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim,

    Great news,I'm sure that you can hardly wait to see what is going on with Your "Sweetie Pie". We will continue in prayer for Her speedy recovery and a smoothe transition to the Rehab location.

    You may well be Home much quicker than You expected. "Joy-Joy-Joy"

    Sleep well and find Your way to that "fast flier" in the morning that will take you to Boston.

    Love & Many Good Thoughts,

    Bob & Carrol

  • At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Erini;
    This is great news. It sounds like you will be coming home sooner than you thought. Keep up the good work.

    Love you
    Mary Puente


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