Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Blog 365, Great evening, Barb and Gerry are here

Dear Ones,
Nan is in bed, new dressing on the incision wound (she does it herself these days), very tired and ready to sleep. She is waiting for me to bring the TPN bag up for the next 24 hours.
This afternoon as nan waited for Barb and Gerry to arrive she decided to go to Safeways. They have electric carts which work great, WHEN THEY WORK. Nan walked into Safeway, no small feat in itself and found one cart dead and the other two being used so she walked back to the car to wait. After awhile she walked back to the cart area and found they were still in use so she grabbed a shopping cart and walked Safeway to get a few things. When she ran out of energy she headed for the checkout counter and stumbled to the car. By the time she got home she was very tired, very tired. Barb and Gerry had arrived so Nan collected her strength and relaxed in her chair. It was a very big outing for her.
Barb made dinner tonight and enjoyed every tasty bite. Nan was having a really bad time with her tummy so had a tiny plate of a few things later, then took her pills. We laughed, talked and picked on Gerry like usual. Barb had brought some really good carrot cake from Trader Joes.
Now all is quiet with Barb and Gerry going to bed early and we are going to sleep soon.
Our news from the Dr. was not so good today. Yesterdays blood work shows potassium down to 3.1, it was 3.9 when we left the hospital, cratines held steady at 3.5 which is a total shock, I expected that they would be down to 2.5 or so. Nan and Barb are going to the kidney expert tomorrow, its an appointment set up when we left the hospital and it comes at a perfect time to see if there is something we can do to get the creatine down.
By the time I got home from my day to Napa, Vallejo and Dixon Gerry already had the cardboard loaded in his car and the garage cleaned enough so I could park inside again. These people sure come from the work ethic phase of american life. They know how to use their time wisely and get things done. Barbie already has the kitchen looking like it has after Pam, Sylvia, Jan, Sharon, Dana, Mary and Art have made it look before. The tile shines!
Today our son in law, Steve did a very courageous thing, he drove with puppy dog and Keanna all the way to Twain Harte to see a property for the company. It is very hard to find addresses up there, all roads are tiny and very curvy. How I appreciate what he did and I won't be asking him to do such a thing again. He got Keanna back just in time for dance class tonight. I tell you, he is an amazing guy.
Tonight is the last night I have to take antibiotics. I hope this is the last of the sinus problems and infections.
Everyone that sees nan says she is looking very good, she has gained weight and is more stable on her feet. She is stronger but just does not feel that well most of the time.
Can I ask that you join me in praying that God would help us take a leap forward, forward from leaking, nausea, TPN and forward into health. In about a month we are set to to on a cruise that was planned a very long time ago before our current realities. We are trying to work out how to get TPN to the ship for the second half of the trip. We are also working to get Nan stronger so she can enjoy her time at sea. Mary has worked hard to make this trip a reality and Nan is determined to go, to enjoy and to not let anything stop her. Over the past couple years she has lost out on two different cruises due to tumors and she plans on making this one work.

We are thankful tonight to have Barb and Gerry with us, to have your prayers and to be able to once again rest in our own bed.

Love

tim and nan

3 Comments:

  • At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    NEWS FLASH Tim pledges to stop taking drugs!(tomorrow) Isn't that always the way it is with users?

    NEWS FLASH Gerry joins the UNamerican Party by making a parking spot in Tims garage. This is a most hanious (SP) crime against american society.

    NEWS FLASH Barb runs rough shod over Nan's kitchen and leaves shinny tile trailing in her wake.

    NEWS FLASH Speaking of wakes it appears that Nan is going to make one on her cruise later this year.

    FLASH No more news I just like being exposed to your BLOG.

    The future is for those that work for it. I pray that your efforts are soon rewarded.

    Wes

     
  • At 11:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi All- does this mean that you have been blogging for a year Tim? Wow if it only takes 21 days to make a new habit, you are seriously into the habit of blogging and we your friends are seriously into the habit of connecting with you by reading the goings on at the Mustard house every day. Are Barb and Gerry sprouting angels wings yet? Have a great time together-
    Sorry I am not nearly as creative as that Wes guy! Love and Prayers
    Sylvia

     
  • At 1:55 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    Those carts at the markets do need some serious attention, Why these Large Stores do not provide a constant maintence on them is a mystery to Me. Rarely do You find any of them in working order, sometimes I've seen as many as 10 of them in a "Down" line at Lowes, Wall-Mart Safe/Way etc.

    Tim, I got the Front Brake noise (they refer to it as "Moaning") taken care of at Lodi Honda today. They got a Special Service Bulliten from Honda and called Me in to get it fixed up. New "upgraded" Disc Pads & Finish the Rotors, No Charge, and it is really smoothe now and very quiet like it should be. I'll send You the Service Spec Bulliten Number on Your regular E.Mail later today.

    Glad that Barb & Gerry arrived safely and We are sure that You will enjoy having them around for a bit.

    We are still waiting on Carrol's Cancer Level Numbers, Lab says later this week. We have heard that before. Our Dr is so kind and understanding and has assured Us that He will call Us the results as soon as He has them.

    Much Love,

    Bob & Carrol.

     

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