Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Thursday and blood is on its way

Dear Friends and Family,

8:25 Nan is resting and watching CSI Las Vegas. She is getting her Lovequin now and only two more nights and then she will be done with this round. We are looking forward to her being off the Lovequin and hope her GI can start to function more normally.

We experienced the ultimate in kindness this morning. As you might remember last night the blood bank was requesting additional blood to track down an antibody in Nan's blood. The type and cross could not be completed due to lack of enough blood in the sample we gave yesterday. ERRRR. They wanted us to drive back in again last night and do another sample. Nan was not up to an additional 3 hours of travel. We went round and round with the blood bank. Finally I decided to try to ask our visiting nurse if she might be able to come and take a sample and then I could drive it in. She was more than willing and came about 6:30 this morning, took the sample and then drove it to Concord and the lab as a courtesy. What an act of love that was. Later today the hospital called and confirmed they had the blood ready and Nan could have the transfusion on friday. So tomorow morning we drive to Concord for the transfusion. I won't be able to stay with Nan this time as I have appointments in Modesto and Escalon but then I will head back and pick her up from the hospital. Nan is looking forward to this day at the hospital, she is really ready for some new blood. Hopefully they will give her some extra fluids too to make up for what she has been losing through the throwing up.

Today Sylvia came to spend the day with Nan. She arrived about when I was leaving for Daly City and she and Nan had a good day. They played games, had to call Sharon to learn some of the rules, Nan had a couple hot drinks, watermelon, drank water and spent the whole day doing things. At about the time I got home Syliva was leaving and Nan had just moved upstairs so she could rest. When I came up to let her know I was home she was very much asleep. Later she called me on the intercom to remind me of the Lovequin. Sylvia was a great help today and really made the day liveable for Nan. Plus Syliva brought some very yummy food which ended up being my dinner tonight. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Please remember Nan in your prayers this evening. Concerns include: fluids from the incision continue to flow, creatin levels are up, hydration is down, blood sugar levels are up some, vomiting several times a day and night, low hemoglobin.

Thanks for your caring and your prayers.

We heard from Sharon today and she is safely back at work and rested. It seems our week went so fast that she was here, way to fast. Now we miss her.

Hope to see you soon,

love

tim and nan

7 Comments:

  • At 9:57 PM, Blogger Barbara said…

    I love you guys. I check in daily to see how Nan is dong. I just wanted ou to know how much I care!
    Love.
    Barbara in Houston

     
  • At 10:01 PM, Blogger Barbara said…

    I love you guys. I check in daily to see how Nan is doing. I just wanted you to know how much I care!
    Love.
    Barbara in Houston

    9:57 PM
    (Sorry, my keyboard is being weird and skipping letters for some reason)

     
  • At 11:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nan and Tim,
    Have a safe trip to Concord tomorrow. It's so great that they have blood to give you and that always seems to perk you up. Every day I read this blog and my prayers are with you each day.

    Tim, have a safe appraisal day and trip back to Concord to get Nan. The weekend is close and maybe it will have a little rest in it for you both.

    Love, Marilyn

     
  • At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nan and Tim,
    Prayers continue to be lifted by myself and our prayer ministry each Sabbath for your continued healing (both of you).

    Sent with love and prayers,

    Phyllis Lytle, North Carolina

     
  • At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    We are praying that You both will have a very safe and successful day. The transfusion will help Nan and maybe soon She will be feeling much better on a regular baisis.'

    Fall is surely here and We are enjoying the cool evenings but raking the leaves is a side effect that I could do without. The summer shade is great but You pay for it when the fall comes.

    Drive safe and We will talk this evening.

    Love You,

    Bob & Carrol.

     
  • At 10:12 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    So glad you have such a caring and helpful visiting nurse! There are still angels disguised as nurses around. I think Nan has had several in the last few months. Have a unstressful trip to Concord and feel that life blood filling those veins and giving you strength.

    We wish Carrol an easy week with her chemo. We think of others who read the blog who are suffering with their own situations. May you each feel God's presence with you today.

    Have a restful day and enjoy any company who may drop by. We sure would like to drop by, but Roger is grounded for a little longer ~ 4 more weeks recommended. Grounded? Well, yesterday he was up on the roof dragging off fallen branches. Today he is out mowing at his usual speed. This afternoon he has blood tests and rehab which he sees as a waste of time. As I have said before ~ he seems to be the exception to most rules. I'm the one who is concerned about it. He's not.

    Love and continued prayers ~ Carol

     
  • At 10:13 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    So glad you have such a caring and helpful visiting nurse! There are still angels disguised as nurses around. I think Nan has had several in the last few months. Have a unstressful trip to Concord and feel that life blood filling those veins and giving you strength.

    We wish Carrol an easy week with her chemo. We think of others who read the blog who are suffering with their own situations. May you each feel God's presence with you today.

    Have a restful day and enjoy any company who may drop by. We sure would like to drop by, but Roger is grounded for a little longer ~ 4 more weeks recommended. Grounded? Well, yesterday he was up on the roof dragging off fallen branches. Today he is out mowing at his usual speed. This afternoon he has blood tests and rehab which he sees as a waste of time. As I have said before ~ he seems to be the exception to most rules. I'm the one who is concerned about it. He's not.

    Love and continued prayers ~ Carol

     

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