Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Sabbath evening, a good day with family

Dear Family and Friends,

Its getting late and we are settled in watching a great movie on Hallmark about a boy who lost his father and decided to enter a very long race with his dads team of dogs, 500 miles. We are early on in the movie but so far its good. Nan is sitting in her recliner, a beautiful fire is burning, Starr is next to me snoring. Soon I have to prepare the TPN for the evening.

Last evening Keanna came to have a sleep over and we had a really enjoyable time. She slept well but warm all night, in fact she slept till almost 8:30 this morning, then spend some time with Grammy getting dressed. We traveled to Tracy Sabbath School and enjoyed Kim who taught about lambs, shepherds and in crafts Keanna made a little lamb. On the way home she asked if we could hit the Burger King, she wanted to slide but also to try some lunch. She enjoyed playing with three children of a mexican family who spoke no english but she spoke fun just fine with the kids. Then home to see Grammy and Jason and Jo who had arrived from MBA. We spent the afternoon with Jason, Jo and Nikki who had come over to join the fun. We had a fire going and Nan had a good afternoon with the family. Finally Jason and Jo had to go back to MBA for an evening program and Nikki and Keanna headed home as well. Nan sent me to Safeway for a few things and then we made raviollis, green olives and cranberry juice. Another fire and we settled in for the evening.

The movie is getting real good now and I need to start the TPN now. A wound care nurse came to visit today and worked on the leaking nephrostomy tube, we hope she got it plugged up and stopped the leaking. When she came into the bedroom the perfume smell was so strong that Nan threw up. Nan asked her to wash her hands and get rid of the hand cream which she did but the smell remained in the room for a very long time. Why health care people don't understand the basics I will never understand.
The movie keeps getting better and better, its called Iron Will and its on Hallmark. A story of courage and determination.
Well its time to prepare that TPN and care for my wonderful Nan. Oh and yes we got two checks in the mail today, never enough but better than nothing also.
Tonight we seek your prayers that Nan will prosper and have another decent day tomorrow.

tim and nan


  • At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Did so enjoy watching the movie with you (same time different location). Iron Will has all the good classic good movie ingredients. Hero/heroine, impossiblle task, action, drama, adventure and lots of examples of good character choosing to do the right thing when it seems the easy thing would be more profitable. Sounds like the Mustard saga except in your story there isn't that much snow.

    From the pictures I see some very happy people and one very contented dog! Glad to see that Peru has sent back one of our favorite sons. It appears that with extensive training from his experience father, Jason has mastered the art of holding down the easy chair all by himself.

    Keep the home fires burning. We look forward to more exciting and joyous pages in our saga!


  • At 11:44 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Hi Tim and Nan,

    It looks like you had a good time with family and Star. Nan looks tired however. At least she is home with her own surroundings. That helps life look more positive in anyone's eyes.

    We just had a hail storm! Such weird weather we are having this spring. Yesterday it was 70 today it is 50 with the temperature dropping into the 30's tonight. The azaleas are all ruined. It will be interesting to see if the bushes survive the freeze. Right now there isn't much life showing. The later varieties look ok. The poplar trees have brown dried up leaves on them. The Wisteria is all brown. The apple crop was ruined. Now they are afraid they may lose the trees also. People who have lived here all their lives say they have never had this severe a freeze this late in the season. We had 80 degree weather in March which brought on the blooms way too early ~ then the freeze. So goes life on this earth. There is a better time ahead.

    Take care of yourselves and have a good week.

    Love and Prayers ~ Carol

  • At 5:40 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    Looks like the Family is enjoying a good time with Mom & Dad. Even the Dogies seem content. There is no place like Home to be comfortable.

    We have a empty house again , all the Alumni People have gone Home and the Beds & Dishes are all back to a normal state. The Calss of "57" seemed to have a great time good turnout, etc.

    Time to get ready for the Clinic Appointment tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Always a long Day but the People are so friendly and We do feel that We are among friends when We are there. It seems like the 28 days between appointments really fly by . Again We are Hoping for good Blood numbers so that Carrol will not have to get the Procrit Shot. We know that She will have at least 1 more Month with no Chemo Pills and that is good news.

    Have a good Evening & enjoy taking a drive in the Van without having to worry about "No Spare" at least now You can call AAA if you have a flat and they will change it for You.

    Love You & Praying for Healing,

    Bob & Carrol.


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