Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Wednesday evening in San Francisco

Dear Friends and Family,

Nan is drifting in and out of sleep as I blog. I just got here at 9:15 after a day of running and driving a couple hundred miles. Now I am back where I want to be, with her highness. She had a nice afternoon with Irene Wing who came to visit. Irene is an incredible person with so much wisdom and faith to share that time spent with her is very special. While she was here Nan had equipment breakdowns in her colostomy and the collection system over her wound. She and Irene walked up and down the halls, talked and enjoyed their time together. Nan says the doctors came to visit but had nothing new to mention. For the first time in a couple days she had a tiny fever this evening. They have removed all antibiotics to prevent her body getting used to them in case we need them again in the future. Her TPN will be here pretty soon and she says her pain is better managed now with the patch and the pump that she can activate when she needs it.

We just got a call from Art and Connie telling us that they are willing to come up and visit tomorrow. So about noon Nan will have company again. Since I leave at 10 for a noon appointment in Modesto tomorrow that will be very much appreciated. I'd love to see them also but may not make it back soon enough for that.

Nan and I got a call from Loree this morning to tell us a substantial check had arrived from the church. It comes at a very crucial time since we just filed our taxes and owed the state some money. We deeply appreciate this thoughtful help and we will sleep better tonight knowing about it. We have never experienced anything like this before but fortunately work is picking up and we are finally getting checks from lenders.

I drove to Fairfield this morning to see a property, then to Tracy for a much needed oil change for my diesel bug, then to Discovery Bay to see a very nice home, then at the desk to do some work and comp checks, then leave at 8 to drive back to SF arriving here at 9:15 to a parking place directly in front of the hospital. Now some quiet and calm time with Nan and then off to the much appreciated bed over on 27th Ave.

In the morning its back here for some together time and then leave at 10 for a trip to Modesto for an appraisal, then back for some more together time.

We wish something was happening wound wise but so far things are the same, lots of leaking urine and no action yet to attempt to stop it. We got wonderful news tonight, Jan, Nan's niece from Denver is coming for a few days to visit. She is more like a younger sister and Nan is thrilled to have her coming to visit. Once again family comes through and we love it.

I think we need to just keep on with our prayers for Nan's body to heal. The care here is very good but its not home, not even close. When the leaking finally stops then we will be able to go home and perhaps be back on course for recovery. I can only hope for better days for Nan and soon. She certainly deserves them.

So we send our love to each of you and our deep appreciation for the tremendous financial boost we received today.


tim and nan


  • At 6:06 AM, Anonymous Marilyn in Lincoln said…

    Good morning,
    I got Barb and Ger off to Baltimore last night - they were supposed to leave around 11ish - I dropped them off around 7ish - they had a long wait. I pick them up Monday evening and then Wednesday morning take them back to the airport for their trip to Hawaii. I'm the airport taxi!!

    Leaking still there - has it slowed down at all and will it just continue to slow down and then stop? I'm praying for that.

    Love you guys,

  • At 12:07 PM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Hello Mustards,

    Perhaps today will be the day to get some answers. At least this is our prayer that you will get some soon. How nice that Irene could come spend some time with Nan. I does help the time pass when friends are near. Good to hear that the pain is more under control.

    Hang in there. You're in good hands.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol


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