Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Calm evening

Hello from Nan and Tim,

Nan just went up to bed after sleeping in her chair for the last hour or so. We've been watching a Hallmark Special with Dick Van Dyke, always enjoyable. After hours the fire finally caught in the wood stove and as the evening passed the temp went up. I have managed to get new firewood and its all in place now so we'll stay warm for the next month or so. Good almond wood which really puts out the heat.

Nan got up about 10:30 but woke with nausea again like normal, the nausea free hours of the hospital were gone and we are back to normal. We have used the injectible nausea meds today but you would never know it. About 2:35 Nan went up for a nap and about 7 she came down again. We tried soup but she lost it immediately. Later she tried a popsickle, an orange, juice from the lemons Dana brought and was able to keep enough down to take her meds.

We decided this morning when we were changing the dressing that we should keep the illiostomy dumped whenever it gets any fluid in it. Well it has not gotten any fluid today at all. The wound had some drainage this evening but nothing like it used to be. Perhaps in time the body will heal and stop leaking altogether, we can only hope and pray for that. Nan has had considerable pain today in her lower tummy area, enough to wake her out of a sleep at times. We decided to increase the pain patch by adding a 25 mg but could not locate the patches. They are somewhere safe.

Tomorrow, sunday, I will be working a long day and hope my health holds up. I am feeling better this evening which is welcome. I have some things that must be completed by monday so Nan will be available for phone calls etc tomorrow since I will be working a lot. We were so blessed by Mary coming to visit this afternoon. When Mary comes she brings hope, happiness and a heart of love. We both love to see her. She brought oranges, grapefruit and some soup. We appreciate her help so much.

Well that is it this evening, as always we solicit your prayers in Nan's behalf. We are so close to her making giant strides to recovery if we could just not deal with the nausea and sick tummy. I am encouraging Nan to move around as much as she can to keep her strength up. I know it is no fun to move around when you feel so rough.

Sending our love,

Tim and Nan


  • At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi guys! was good to talk to you today. Nan, you sound tired to me. I wish I could ship you a Texas Whataburger and onion rings. I have a feeling that that would help you feel better. (or make you sick at the thought of it). I have friends down from up North. We have been out at Port Mansfield over the week-end and will go to Mexico in the AM. They are church members and lived here for a while. Lots of fun!!! We will go to an Ice Hockey game on Tue. PM and then stay afterwards so they can ice skate with the kids.(grandkids). Will talk to you before you retire this evening. Love you much, Sharon

  • At 7:37 PM, Anonymous LJ said…

    I have been following Tim's Blog site for several months. I have you in my prayers as do many people you are not even aware of. I pray that God will give you the strength for each day. Your faith and endurance are admirable and I know God gives you hope and peace. Hold on. You will inprove. You will get strong again and you will be a testamony for Gods grace.

  • At 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Tim and Nan,

    So glad to hear the progress that is being made. Every day it seems that you inch forward a little. Less leakage is a really good sign and I hope others will follow quickly. I pray that the next thing is the nausea! It is such a nusance and slows down the medication process. Hope this message finds you improved and the well rounded mint man, sore throatless and on the job.

    Daily prayers for you both,



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