Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Friday, April 27, 2007

Please pray, persistant fevers up to 104

Dear Friends and Family,
The bounce did not last. Nan had a terrible night with high fevers and shakes and shivers for hours. To help her cool down they put a fan and just a sheet covering her and she endured incredible misery until the fever finally turned downward. We have learned to watch her heart rate, when it starts to climb we know a fever is coming, then the shakes set in and finally the temp begins to register on the thermometer.
I spent the night on a bed across from her bed and laid down at 2 am and got up at 4 am to find her doing better. She enjoyed some peace, a hot tea and we changed her dressing, gave her Zophram and then we saw the heart rate being to rise, soon the shivers and then the fever started to climb. Nan cried out to the nurse, can I have tylenol sooner this time and they allow her a 500 mg. So this most recent fever toped out at about 101 or so. I continue to be by her side and have taken a break at her demand that I take a nap in our room and blog to ask for prayers specifically for the fever and its infection source. Until we stop this circle she can't begin to function normally again or even leave the hospital room on board.
Nikki could you call Terry Hall, our home health nurse, 925 382 5106 and let her know what we are facing here. I've been concerned that we may not have kept the TPN cool enough. Our little frig is maintaining a temp of 50 to 54. Can you ask her if that is adquate to maintain TPN day after day? The put a not in reply to the blog and I'll try to pick it up that way later in the day. I tried to call her from the ship but missed her. we are trying to solve any known or unknown source of the infection and so far we are drawing a blank so Nan is getting three kinds of antibiotics over and over in spite of the side effects.
Our world is pretty scary here right now and we do not know what happens next. We are praying that God will step in with His divine healing for Nan one more time.
I wish we had better news but we don't at this point. Nan is full of courage and hope, you'd be impressed for sure. We miss all of you and at this point we are stuck on a big boat a long ways from home, our worst fears have come to be.

So at this point we need to know God's leading out of the tough situation Nan is in.

Please pray,


tim and nan


  • At 11:33 AM, Anonymous loree rister said…

    I am praying that things work out there for Nan. If there is anything I can do from here, please do not hesitate to call, blog, or e-mail.
    I am sending you my thoughts, prayers, and love in hopes that Nan will kick this fever and get better soon.

  • At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    My thoughts are with you both. I can't imagine the depths of what you're feeling. There are folks all over the country praying and sending good thoughts to and for you.
    I'm checking the blog often during the course of the day.
    With love and high hopes to you both.
    Judy Cate Anderson

  • At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I checked on your blog at around 11 and read that you needed Nikki to call Terry Hall. I tried to call Nikki to see if she did and couldn't reach her so I talked to Terry. She said the TPN should be ok with the refrigeration that it's at and mom may have gotten a bug from the ship somehow. Jason's busy with the school's alumni golf tournament and I can't reach him either. Sorry. I hope things work out for you and mom. We're all praying for you both. I sent an email to you and Nikki regarding what Terry told me so if you want to check it.


  • At 2:53 PM, Anonymous Roxanna said…

    Tim and Nan,
    You two are truly special messangers of god. Sharing with all of us your faith. God will surely hear all our prayers for Nan and make her more comfortable so you both can enjoy this special cruise you deserve so much!
    LOVE from Ct.

  • At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dear Tim,
    We are praying constantly for you both and just have to trust that God is hearing and will answer our prayers the way we want. We are so sorry your worst fears have happened, but Nan is in God's hands and that is as good as it gets.
    Please take care of yourself as she needs you to be strong.
    We love you,
    Bob and Carrol

  • At 4:18 PM, Anonymous Bob and Carrol said…

    Dear Tim and Nan,
    We are praying constantly for you and Nan and trust that He is hearing and will answer our prayer in the way we want. We do know she is in God's hands and what better place could there be.
    We are so sorry that your worst fears have come to pass, but God will give you the strength to get through this. Hold tight and take care of yourself as she needs you to be strong. We wish we could be there for you, but it sounds like Mary is there for all of us who can't be.
    We love you guys,
    Bob and Carrol

  • At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Tim & Nan, I'm trying the blog again as Marilyn gave me a tip as to how I might make it work. You have many prayer requests ascending for you, Nan. We are sorry your cruise that started out good is not so good now. At least they do have some medical help on the ship. We are glad Mary is there for support. Up-date the blog as often as possible as we are so anxious to know what is happening. God is watching over you, trust in Him. Love, Barbie & Ger

  • At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wish you guys were closer to home. We all feel helpless but realize that Bob & Carol have it right. If God be for you, who can be against you? We know that you are in His care. We will continue to pray and wait for good news.

    Love you, Sharon


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