Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Monday, July 17, 2006

Powerhouse Nan

Dear Friends,
Nan has been up and at em today. She started this day by walking three times around the circle and then came back to bed. Then she had breakfast and PT came. Nicole suggested Nan walk again and so she did, ended up walking without any support, just walking without walker or anything. Tomorrow its with a cane. Nicole also taught her to do some really good exercises next to the bed which she is to do twice a day. They are so basic and helpful that we will do them faithfully.
When Nan was half way through her walk the patient coordinator found us and was amazed at Nan's improvement, her strength and her fitness. She wondered if Nan really needed to go the rehab hospital at all so that is the new wrinkle, the other issue is some antibiotics that go for a few more days by IV and the vac sponge. Could we go home or to Roxannas with the vacuum sponge in place still? What about the antibiotics? Questions that will have to be answered this afternoon but I think Youville may not happen, not sure. We know that they will change the vac sponge this afternoon, Nan does not look forward to that happening, lots of pain as the shrink wrap comes off the body. Still seems to be working great on the wound.
Sharon and I are about to leave to shop for clothes Nan can wear. She has almost nothing here in Boston and with the new placement of the colostomy above the belt line of the body we will have to come up with new options for Nan to wear. Sharon has some clothes in mind that will work so we are heading downtown to the Prudential Square where there are lots of stores around.
Prayers are working and we sure need the colostomy to slow down. For lunch Nan had me go get grilled cheese sandwiches, peta chips, peach ice tea and watermellon.
Right now we are going to hit the road. We send our love and thank you for your help on all levels.
More blog later when we know more. Pray that God will be in charge today of her future placement.
We send our love,

tim and nan and sharon


  • At 11:52 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Mustards,

    Youville may not happen? Good for You. Would'nt it be wonderful if You could skip that step and be even closer to home in beautiful but Very HOT California.

    We are starting to add to Our Prayer requests some relief from this Heat Wave!

    So glad that things are on the move in a positive direction.

    Tim, You may be a fully qualified Nurse by the time Nan is home. You truely have had to deal with a wide scope of medical issues the last 6 weeks. Maybe a new way for You to make a living ?

    Best wishes for You today and Prayers always.

    Bob & Carrol.

  • At 4:16 PM, Anonymous Roger and Carol said…

    HI Tim and Nan,

    Maybe no rehab? Wow! I'm sure that would be good news to your entire family. Nan, you are truly a miracle. I know it has been a long time in coming, but it looks like you are healing well. Your inner strength and the healing power of God have kept you going once again. We look forward to visiting you next time we are in CA! You go girl!

    Love you ~ Carol

  • At 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    As Roger and Carol have said more than once - you are an amazing and very special lady. Trusting in a really awesome God.

    PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Phyllis, North Carolina


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