Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Monday, November 20, 2006

Another day passes

Dear Friends and Family,

Its 9:15, Nan is in her recliner watching CSI Miami, the room is warm from an earlier fire, Starr is standing by. I just finished massaging Nan's feet with the lotion Marilyn sends, best stuff out there we have found to relieve pain and suffering.

Barb and Gerry were with us for the first half of the day and worked like troopers once again. Gerry and I brought down loads of clothes and other items from the 4th bedroom, placed them on a table we set up and Nan told Barbie what to do with each item, some to keep, some to share with others. The ones to donate went home with Barb and Gerry along with cardboard to recycle and Pepsi cans to recycle. Gerry helped me move some wood to our wood holder on the rear deck and we found the wood cover that Nikki gave me last christmas and so we now have our wood pile nearby and dry. Barbie left the bathrooms and kitchen gleaming once again. For breakfast she made oatmeal and it was excellent. Gerry made toast and fruit and that was good too. Nan has had a low energy day today and we got a call this afternoon from the oncologist, Nan's blood has dropped to 7.9 and she needs a transfusion. After a bunch of phone calls we finally worked out asking Terri, our home nurse, to draw the blood for the type and cross instead of Nan having to drive an hour each way to the hospital for the draw. Our kind nurse came this evening, drew the blood, then drove back to Concord to the lab to give them the blood drawn. What a kind lady Terri is and how good she cares for Nan.

No sooner had Barb and Gerry left today than Nan found a bit of appetite and asked for some of Barbs roast she had left with us along with cranberry sause and green olives along with Gatorade. It is always good to see her eat and enjoy something. Very good!

Barb and Gerry helped us so much. They were fun as usual, prepared great food, worked like troopers and were just wonderful to have visit. We love to have them come visit, we look forward to it from the time we hear they can come and we hate to see them drive away.

This morning Steve and Keanna dropped in to the office, Keanna stayed for awhile while Steve inspected a couple homes and then they left to eat at the trailer, Byron Inn for non locals. I worked all day and with Jean's help got several appraisals out the door today.

So in the next two days we will be back at the hospital getting two units of blood which should give Nan a boost. We are still trying to get nan some Procrit or something similar but are not getting much help from the oncology group so far. We are so sorry nan missed a call from David today, she was just heading up to rest and the phone call was missed.

Well time to think about heading to bed soon. We hope Sharon gets feeling better soon. She will have our prayers tonight.

We send our love to each and every one of you.

tim and nan


  • At 11:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think of you both frequently and fondly. You handle your challenges so wonderfully, and it's such a blessing to be able to read your blogs. Bless you both this Thanksgiving season. I wish for you no drainage with closing wounds, strength, peace, appetite, and rest.
    You have been blessed with wonderful supportive friends and family, and are such an inspiration to me. I pray for you all. I will always appreciate your kindness shown to me, and hope we meet again at the Adobe 2007 for our 40th high school reunion. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! God Bless.
    Love, Sue Crumley McCann

  • At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    Looks like Your Thanksgiving will be spent getting Blood for a boost. Probably better than a big Turkey dinner in some ways, At least it will give Nan a needed lift. Hope things go well and fast so She can feel good for the Holiday .

    Glad to read that You both had a helpful visit from Barb & Jerry.It is good to have Good friends.

    Have a good Day and let us know how the Blood transfusion works out. We will pray for a quick & easy time for the whole thing.

    How is Ed doing ? We haven't heard any news lately . Hope things are going well with Him.

    Much Love & Prayers,

    Bob & Carrol


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