Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Sabbath evening, its been a good one

Dear Family and Friends,

Nan has had a decent day, has not only eated but snacked as well, has had lots to drink and growing stronger. We've had very nice moments this weekend so far, Keanna having a sleep over with Dana, George Nan's new kitty meets Starr for the first time, Dr. George and Yvonne Miller, long time friends from Tracy come to visit this evening, Dana makes me a wonderful Boca burger with yummy tomatoes. Keanna and Pappa get to go to Sabbath School and Pappa finally has an opportunity to thank the wonderful tracy family of the Seventh-day Adventist Church for all they have done, prayers, support, thoughtful cards and emails and calls. It was hard to put into a few words all the gratitude we feel in our hearts for the wonderful support we have experienced at the hand of the Tracy SDA Church, Bob Miller, treasurer has been so extremely helpful and has done all this extra work involved with such grace and kindness. George has overseen the special fund and provided advice to us along the way. It was such a special time to just be able to see the faces behind the cards and letters, the gifts and the prayers, to see everyone felt like a homecoming.

Keanna fell asleep on the way home as she got up early this morning, around 6:30 and had a big time at Sabbath School including a play time between SS and church where she got to play with the other kids. Nikki had her prepared with such a cute outfit, all white, beautiful dress, shoes, hair thingy, beautiful little princess.

Nan was up and in her recliner nearly the whole day today with only a very short nap back in bed. She felt much better, never free from pain or touches of nausea but much better. She enjoyed seeing George, Yvonne, Nikki and Keanna with phone calls from Sharon, David and others I don't know for sure about. We had hoped to join the GIST meeting over in Sunnyvale today but are pretty sure Nan is not up to traveling that far yet.

Right now I am heading up to bed where I took Nan a few minutes ago. I was amazed today at Nan's progress, I heard her set her recliner up straight, not easy to do, then get up, then reach down and pick up the backpack with the TPN and walk to the bathroom on her own, that is a first and took a lot of strength and courage. Something this lady has lots of, courage and determination. When I took Nan up we changed her dressing. it was ready for a change and continues to look good with less and less sluf and more good red healing tissue. I think the steady nutrition is helping her in every way and the food she eats beside is extra needed calories, all good. She keeps coming up with new things she would like to munch on, that is just music to my ears.

Thank you each and every one for your prayers, for your help, for your good thoughts and for your communicating with nan, it all helps us make progress.

Please pray that God will remain in charge of our lives, our healing, our ministry, our family, our sphere of influence. Through all of this experience we would like people to trust Jesus more with their own lives and seek His blessings for themselves.

With love

tim and nan and dana


  • At 8:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Very good report. Keep it up! Sometimes time is our best gift, and sometimes it takes a lot of it to allow us to heal and grow.

    Getting house ready for my sister and husband who will be here Tue. Lots to do. Could I ever use Dana's energy. Dana, Jessica has asked if she could go to your house someday soon, I'll even pay you to allow her to visit...for a long time! John Henry says hello to George and welcome to our family.

    Love to each of you,


  • At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    Glad to read the good report that Nan is doing so much better.

    Just a note that My cell number (209) 484 5561 will not be responding for a bit while I report a "Pick Pocket" event at the Out Door 9:00 a.m. Band Concert Yesterday. That is all that was taken but the wheels of justice and replacement insurance move at their own pace so in the mean time We will be using our spare Cell Phone, the one that is usually by the computer desk, that number is (209) 484 5543.Hope to get things back to normal early next week.

    It sounds like Nan & You are having a great time with Your G. Daughter, they are so much fun? We have had so many good times with our Dear Olivia but now that She is 14 years old, living in Angels Camp & going to High School in Sonora, We hardly see Her at all. Thank goodness for "E"Mail.
    What did We ever do with out it ?

    One More Band Concert Today at 6:00 p.m. in the Square. Lodi is 100 Years old this Year and it seems like every week there is something going on over Here. Thank goodness for the great weather as most of the stuff is outside.
    We will try to get over to visit with You on Thursday morning around 11:00/1:00 or so on Our way to Ft Bragg for the Weekend.
    Have a good day and as always We will lift You up in Prayer for Comfort and Healing on all fronts.

    Much Love,

    Bob & Carrol

  • At 9:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The reports are so good Nan. Keep plugging away and you will get stronger each day. School has started this past week and I am full time Kindergarten aid and am enjoying the new teacher's creativity. I love working with the short people and this year's group is a good one. We have 23 presently. The room was designed for 20, so we are stretching it abit. I find arising at 5:30 a.m. is a bit much, but there are so many "things" to feed and care for before I can leave for school. Our little Max is in 3rd grade and he is really loving school. He is in charge of the computers in the classroom, turning them off and on and helping those who need help figuring things out. That was BIG for him. He also was placed in the girl's reading group as he reads quite well, and that was another "upper" for him. So far there are only 15 kids in his class. I think more will come in the next week or so.
    Thanks once again for the blogging done by Tim. It is so well done. I read it as often as I can. It is thrilling what the Lord has done for all of you. God is good!
    Love to you both.
    Have a great week.
    Love and prayers, Patty in Ceres.


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