Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sunday evening, not like the beach

Dear Ones,

Sunday evening and Nan is lying on the couch in the family room resting. She and Sharon went shopping to town today and came home with some cute things. One is especially nice, a little folding table for space to hold her important things. They came back with meds from Longs and food from Taco Bell. Nan came back pretty tired and has been resting on the couch ever since. Well that is until she got up and directed cooking some food and then back to rest. She tried to eat a little bit but it did not work at all.

I've spent the day writing appraisals, driving comparables, keeping the wound vac working, loading the TPN, organizing my desk, looking over the financial desk with despair, bills are in piles according to dates, my life insurance lapses this evening and of course I won't be able to roll over the policy because I now have diabetes and of course kidney stones, all factors in getting new life insurance. So I will end up with a much smaller policy for more monthly fees.

Tomorrow I need to manage the following: socialize with Sharon since it is her last day, deal with the life insurance issues, continue to get appraisals out, somehow get some photos taken up in Santa Rosa, a 5 hour round trip, care for Nan as best I can, try to pass kidney stones and keep on going about my business. And hoping for checks in the mail, several came in Saturdays mail which helps cover payroll.

Well about now Nans antiobiotic will end and then we'll load up the TPN for the next 20 hours. Nan's fever is drifting upward again this evening after having a day of fairly normal temps. They bought a new thermometer in town but the instructions are written in elf size words and are tough to figure out.

My friend Art came by last night to give us a brief visit. It was great to see him. At this point I am having a tough time knowing Sharon is about to leave for home. Having her here is a dream and she and Nan love to do stuff together. Sharon is a rare person who cares and knows how to make good things happen all around her. We are thrilled that she could be here and it makes me personally sad, depressed that she has to go so soon.

It is good news that Roger is doing better in N. Carolina and at latest we have heard Dr. Glover is holding his own in Tracy.

Good night dear friends, please continue to pray that God will bless Nan with His healing of her various health issues.

with love,

tim and nan and sharon

ps thanks for coming by tonight Nikki and Keanna, great to see you again and to watch Keanna in action. I have included a photo of Sharon, Keanna and Nikki.


  • At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We have enjoyed your pictures of Jason, Nikki, Sharon, & Keanna--she is such a doll. Hope Nan can get that fever under control. And you, Tim, please take care of yourself. We really worry about you and you feel the heavy burden. I have been at the hospital all day and George is taking the night shifts. My Dad seems to be breathing more shallow & labored but continues that hour after hour. I pray that this will be shortened. All of us are tired. We talk to hospice tomorrow. Love, Yvonne & George

  • At 7:17 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Thanks for the pictures! It personalizes your blogs. I don't see you or Nan in them, however.... I guess someone has to take the picture.

    Tim, do take care of yourself. As we are learning kidney stones, heart attacks, diabetes and cancer can strike any of us. None are exempt. We push ourselves until our bodies complain in various ways. You have held up well yet we are concerned as to how much more you can endure? It was good that you had a break last week end and could walk on the beach in quiet meditation. Is there any way you can get more help for Nan. Is there anyone at church who would volunteer to sit with Nan sometimes during the day?

    Believe me we understand stress. We've had our share this summer also ~ different from yours, but stress none the less. We know God is leading, but we don't know how, when or where. Roger continues to gain strength and begins rehab tomorrow.

    Continued love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 8:30 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Mustards,

    We are back from Tahoe, Had a good trip, Good weather, We enjoyed a Paddel Wheeler trip on the lake to Emerald Bay.

    Glad to hear that You enjoyed time with Sharon & Friends.

    We will be over to see You Sabbath for a short visit.2:00/3:00 or so.

    Chemo & Blood work Next week then 8 days to recover so on it goes.

    Thanks for all the prayers and we will continue on Our end. Good to hear thet Roger is doing better too.

    Love You,

    Bob & Carrol.


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