Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Sunday evening and all is pretty quiet in Boston

Dear Friends and Family,
Nan is resting after a pretty good day. After we located a recliner in the hall I got permission to bring it to our room. Its not very pretty was Nan looked it over for awhile and then decided to give it a try. We used her seat cushion and a pillow for her back and for the first time she managed to sit up in some comfort. She was able to stay there for about 40 minutes before heading back to bed. Dana was here and we were able to help her into and out of the chair without bothering the nurses who tend to be pretty busy. She talked on her room phone to Irene, a great helped through all of this crisis with constant emails of encouragement, ecards and real cards through the mail. She also talked to Sharon and Nikki which helped pass the time and keep her connected to family.
Right now the plan laid out by Katie, our nurse, is about 11 pm she will have a fresh dressing for her incision, get some benedryl, get her other meds and then try to sleep uninterupted for several hours. She has been awake most of the day so I think she may just get to sleep pretty well tonight, sure hope so, she needs it.
I'm praying that God will help her pass her swallow test tomorrow and then she can begin to eat and drink. Otherwise she has to wait until the next swallow test. I think she might be able to handle it, we will see but I'm hoping God will help her pass tomorrow.
She still needs energy and strength and healing of her incision. Her kidneys are waffling right now, creatins up, creatins down so they still need our prayers.
Friends and family, we have come so far in the last month, it has been a journey with unexpected turns, ups and downs, a journey of courage and faith on Nan's part, a journey of the best doctors and what medicine can do, a journey of electronic encouragement and faith shared. We thank you for being on this journey with us, you have helped remind us of what is most important, people and God's will.
Please join us in prayer tonight for not only Nan's remaining issues but for her future ministry what ever that is to be, for our family and for yours.
We send our love and our deep eternal appreciation for all you have done and are doing and to God for His willingness to be involved in the affairs of men with His love and healing.

tim and nan


  • At 7:40 PM, Anonymous dick Lanza said…

    I am trying my luck at responding to this blog. Just so good to hear the progress--one day at a time. Look forward to seeing you all back in town. Love you and have you in our prayers all the time.
    Becky and Dick Lanza

  • At 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim and Nan: We wanted to know the status of Nan before we went to bed and are so thankful that everything is going so well. Tim, it was a very short phone conversation today, hope we can connect tommorrow.

    God is good, keep the faith! Both of you are always in our prayers.

    Connie & Art Diaz

  • At 7:47 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Mustards,

    We missed the blog last night. Glad to see that things are moving forward in a positive manner.

    We will pray for a comfortable & positive swallow test today. It will be a real boost for Nan to get around that one. Real food coming soon.

    We are going to a Band "Concert in the Park " today at 5:00. Carrol will be playing in the Band if it is not to hot for Her. She does not do Heat well but the forcast is for 90 and they play in the shade so She should be O.K.

    Have a good Day and remember We are all pulling for You.

    Much Love,
    Bob & Carrol


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