Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Thursday, December 28, 2006

2nd Christmas, Jason and Jo come to visit

Dear Ones,

Jason and Jo arrived late this afternoon. They are so glad that they left Denver when they did or they would be in the middle of another blizzard. It was so nice to walk in the door and see them relaxing on the couch watching a DVD with nan and Dana, I think its called RV with Robin Williams, very cute movie at least the part I saw when I got in. Dana fed us well with home cooked foods and then we opened gifts from each other. Jo is feeling better than she has the last couple of days and we all just took it easy this evening by the fire. I know Nan loved having them home at last.

Nan and Dana started this day really early. Nan has been searching for the least expensive place to have Moo Moo fixed and have her shots. The place they found happens to be in Stockton and the appointment was for 8 this morning. So Nan and Dana got up about 6:30 and left for Stockton by 7 or so. I really hated to see them go out into the very windy cold and over the levee roads between Discovery Bay and Stockton. But they thought they would be OK and before long they were back safe and sound. Dana had to go back this afternoon to pick up kitty who is recovering in our office. Nan only took about an hours nap today and so went up to bed earlier than usual. Dana goes to bed early because of the time difference she is used to in Houston. She has been baking, cooking and shopping every day, really keeps busy and is so much help in so many ways.

Julie, the wound care nurse, is coming tomorrow and will remove the 5th bag and move Nan to a wet to dry dressing again. We will need to change it a couple times a day and we'll see how it goes. On the 5th of january we go back to SF for more surgery, they intend to place medical glue in the ureters to see if they can get a better block of fluid. Nan and are not persuaded that the fluid coming out now is urine, it has a very bad odor and does not smell like urine. We sure needs God's hand in all of this since we really don't know what is best.

I spent hours today seeing properties in Oakley, Fairfield and then Patterson before heading home. Its been a very long day indeed. I so long for Nan to feel better and to be able to move around freely which makes her happy and contented. She feels so trapped by her current limitations, she longs to be able to do her thing when she feels like it. I can certainly understand that.

We are so thankful this evening to have Jason and Jo home with us, we love to hear what is happening in their lives and to just get to see them again is very precious.

So good night from our house to your house and please keep Nan in your prayers, she really needs God's healing power.

tim and nan and dana and jo and jason
Nikki, Steve and Keanna are heading home tomorrow and our prayer is that they will have a safe trip, I noticed that 5 was closed at the grapevine this evening due to snow, not fun at all. They are on the other side of the grapevine visiting with Steve's mom, step dad and grandmother and his brother dave. We'll be glad when they get back too.


  • At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Great news! Wonderful to hear that Jason and Jo are home safe and hope that Nikki, Keanna and Steve return safely over the Grapevine.

    Good to hear also that the cat is being taken care of and that you had plenty of good honest work to do. Nan of course is very busy getting well. It is a blessing that Dana is there, diversion is always needed during healing as it seems such a slow process. This wonderful help also makes it possible for you to get a full days work in, so you are doubly blessed by her visit.

    It sounds as if you are still CHRISTmasing at your home! Ours was over in a flash but I'm happy that you got the extended version with director cuts and everything.

    Constant prays and best wishes to you and your family as you move forward to the next procedure,


  • At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Phyllis said…

    Hi Nan and Tim,
    The North Carolina stranger, dropping in to say it sure sounds like you have been having a lot of company. Your house has to be filled with lots of happy sounds and great times.

    May your days continue to be filled with God's blessings and lots of smiles. Happy New Year!

    Your are prayed for daily!

    Phyllis Lytle

  • At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OK, you people, sounds like you are having a good time. So glad that Dana is there. It sure makes a difference, I know. We all lived through Christmas and are still trying to undress the tree. Glad it goes down faster that it takes to put it up and decorate.

    Love to each of you and to the kids. I trust everyone is home safe and sound. I enjoy talking to you guys, and thus I have not been on the blog much. I talk faster than I type.

    Am anxious for next week to come and go for you. I trust that everything will turn out good. Will be praying for you.

    It is Sabbath now and I am so glad to be in my house and settled down. Life flies by too fast and I never get enough accomplished. Just so thankful to do what I do.

    Love to each of you and know that I am thinking of you and praying for you.

    Love. Sharon


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