Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Monday, January 29, 2007

Another very good day! Birthday parties are great therapy!

Dear Friends and Family,

What a great day! We first went to Sutter Delta Hospital to have Nan's PICC line either replaced or repaired. Since the break was just under the skin line the entire PICC line had to be replaced. We had been told Anita was very good and careful. That rumor turned out to be true. Using an ultrasound system she located a good vein and then deadened the skin in the area where the line was to be inserted. Nan felt no pain whatsoever and after about 30 minutes the process was completed, the old line gently pulled out and Nan was ready to go. We stopped at Taco Bell on the way home and Nan had a tostado and lemonade. nan mentioned she had noticed a 75% off sale for Christmas decorations at Ace so we stopped there as well and found a 6' globe with Christmas creatures inside, a few yard raindeer and some little things for Keanna, what fun. Then we headed home and I headed out to work and Nan rested in her recliner.

When I got to the corner I found Highway 4 closed due to a pickup / truck crash so plans changed. Back home to get an Oakland report and after a quick call I headed to Oakland and Nan took a nap. When I headed home Nan and I talked, she was sounding absolutely wonderful and was feeling so well this evening she went to her desk and sat at her computer for awhile and typed something. Now she is waiting for me to finish with this and then we will head up to bed. She is really feeling very well tonight. What started out to be a bit frightening, the PICC line thing can be a very unpleasant experience, ended up just fine. This evening Nan had pizza bread, lemons from Loree's mothers tree, green olives from Marilyn at Sacramento, Mocha from Costco and water from some spring somewhere in the mountains.

Nan has enjoyed telling family members from Texas how nice the party turned out to be, great food, attractive table, clean house, wonderful friends, moving and funny cards and a wonderful tonic for nan.

This evening I experienced one sad note. I called Pam while I was driving home to tell her thanks again and woke her. Turns out she ended up sick today and has pnemonia (sp). She is on strong antibiotics but we are so very sorry to hear she is not well. And to think she worked nearly all night on Sat. night cleaning and scrubbing. Please remember Pam in your prayers.

Soon I will get some photos together to share from the party, there are dozens of good ones flying around. I'll include on funny one that Dennis Lammerding shared in an email this morning, from an earlier time in Sacramento.

Sending our love and thanks for your friendship and care.

tim and nan


  • At 11:26 PM, Blogger Gerry & Barb said…

    Hi dear friends, Well, I just had a good laugh when I saw your picture...not because of the picture but because of the good memories of the time when Tim was the youth minister at Central. Good days!! Then I read at the end of your blog that Dennis sent the picture. He was just one of your youth kids then and to think that he still has the picture must tell you that he liked you because he does not keep things around that just clutter up! We see Nikki and Jason was "in the oven" at the time. This must have been just before your move to Tracy as Jason was born in Tracy. Isn't Nan just the cutest?
    Sounds like you had a good day and it was nice to know that changing the PICC was not painful. God is good! He knows just what is best but sometimes we don't realize this. We have seen so many miracles through Nan's ups and downs and I believe it is a good reminder to all of us that God is in control.
    I've been reading my computer book trying to figure out how to set up for typing a church bulletin. All the years I did this you'd think I could still do it but I always used Word Perfect or some other ancient program and now Word is not too friendly to me. Could this really be true ... "Can't teach an old dog new tricks"? Oh, well, I'm going to bed now. Keep sweet. Love, Barbie

  • At 10:05 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Mustards,

    Good News indeed! New Line for Nan and "Taco Bell" too, what could be better?

    Also good news from Carol Peden,re Linda's Surgery. I'm sure You got the update from Her this Morning.

    We are enjoying the Sunshine but We do need some Rain soon.

    Sorry to read that Pam is feeling poorly. We will add Her to Our Prayer list for sure. She probably overdid it a bit with Party prep, What a Great Job She did !

    Have a great Day/Week and know that We continue in Prayer for good things to come.

    Love You,

    Bob & Carrol.


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