Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Friday, August 11, 2006

Home again but can we stay?

Dear Friends and Family,

Nan is resting after an eventful day. We are home in our own bed and Starr is keeping watch over us not letting Nan out of her sights at all. Nan was released from the hospital about 12:30 but not without pain, churning stomach, pain in her lower back. On the way home she asked for ice and almost immediatelly vomited it up. She had a couple more episodes on the way home and felt every bump, I'm no limo driver. When we got home she sat in her recliner for awhile and then headed up for a nap. The home health care nurse was supposed to arrive at 4 but called and said it would be later. She did arrive and was amazing. Totally professional and very helpful on lots of fronts. She took me through the steps of preparing the TPN bag with vitamins, pepcid and then hooking it to the little battery driven pump. Final step is to connect to Nan's PICC line and for the next 24 hours Nan does not go hungry.

We are very troubled with the idea of leaving the hospital still throwing up and with fairly high levels of pain in the stomach and back. Yet we are so thankful to be where we are tonight instead of what we faced about 3 months ago. We've come a long ways and I sense there is a bit more to travel yet.

We are glad its Sabbath tomorrow and plan to relax, take it easy and rest some along with perhaps talking to friends. We sure are glad to be home in spite of the complications. This evening at about 9:30 we got a call from a lost man, a man who was delivering 5 more bags of TPN, glad he found us and now the bags are safely in the frig. Funny little guy could not read his map and was getting frustrated.

Could we trouble you one more time to include Nan in your prayers. We are asking God to solve the pain issues and throwing up. God has done so much before and we jsut ask Him to do it again.

We send our love and deepest appreciation,

tim and nan


  • At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Roger and Carol said…

    Hi Tim and Nan,

    Home again! I hope you will be able to stay this time. So sorry about the pain and vomiting. That doesn't sound like fun at all. Perhaps the jostling around in traveling has something to do with it. Remember the trip home from Boston? Same thing. Enjoy that TPN and a smoothie for awhile longer.

    Have a blessed and restful Sabbath day. My prayer is that you will have enough company tomorrow to feed your soul, but not so much that you will be exhausted. We would stop by, but NC is just too far from CA!

    Love and prayers,

    p.s. Did you get the CD? It has some really good ones on it and some so-so ones as with most CD's.

  • At 4:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nan & Tim,

    Home again! Love it when a plan comes together. Will be thinking of you today and pray for a restful and uneventful Sabbath for both of you. Try to relax and enjoy each others company. You are a great team and I am proud of both of you. Enjoy your peace and security of knowing God is in charge and has a great plan in store for you.
    Love, Sharon


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