Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Monday, October 16, 2006

Leak located

Dear Friends and Family,
Nan is sleeping a deep sleep right now after going through a rough experience at the hand of the interventional radiologists. We are back in the room and she is safely tucked into her bed. The process took a couple of hours and involved replacing the nephrostomy tubes which had been there much too long and were stuck in place requiring a lot of effort and time to get them out. Then when the new ones were installed they put in dye to see where the flow was taking place. They found left uriter was blocked, no surprise there and right one to have the stent and some fluid still getting through it in spite of the old stent. The radiologist said the leak was taking place from the tube which extends up to the urostomy. Now it is up to the urology team to figure out how to deal with this situation. We have not heard from them yet. While Nan was in the room we had a nice surprise, Jason called to say he was on the way. He had rerouted his schedule and came here. We had lunch at a deli across the street and now we are back in the room and Nan is awake. We are enjoying a nice time with good conversation. Our room is quiet and the nursing staff continues to be attentive.

I'm going to send this out now and write more later so people can know what is happening.

Sending love and thanks for your prayers,


tim and nan and jason


  • At 2:24 PM, Blogger Irene Wing said…

    Dear Nan, Tim and Jason,
    So glad to hear the procedure resulted in finding the problem with the doctors making plans to correct the leak. We will continue to pray that the Holy Spirit will bring forth the best possible plan to the medical team to resolve this situation.
    Tim, remember there is so much to be thankful for. May God continue to bless you both and bring you nearer to Him.
    What a wonderful surprise to have Jason there with you. Enjoy the afternoon together.
    Love and hugs,

  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger Barbara said…

    I love you Nan. I am glad that you are finally there getting special care in San Francisco. Thank you Tim for keeping all of us, that care so very much for Nan, so involved via the blog so that we can all pray for Nan's needs specifically.
    I read the updates and pray for you every day.
    Cousin Barbara in Houston

  • At 4:42 PM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Aha! The leak has been discovered and those nephrostomy tubes replaced. They needed to be replaced months ago and you finally got someone to do it. Good! Now for the next step of stopping the flow.

    Your are in good hands with people who care and are willing to be creative. Our prayer is now that the urology team will have wisdom and skill to fix the problem.

    I'm glad your are not alone as you wait. Aren't kids wonderful! You have a couple of very special ones.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nan and Tim
    I read your blog everyday so I can keep up with both of you. You are in my prayers daily. Hopefully this will help with all the pain Nan has been having. Take care and know you are loved.
    Judy Mercer

  • At 6:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nan and Tim,

    Praise God!

    I continue to lift prayers for the resolution needed for this pesky tube. Nan you are an amazing and very special lady, loved by an amazing and special family.

    God's peace continue to shelter you.

    Love and prayers,

    Phyllis Lytle - NC


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