Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Friday, May 11, 2007

Friday evening but not all is well

Dear Family and Friends,
We are sitting her by a small fire, Nan is under a blanet and Starr is chewing on an IV push. Nan is not feeling well at all. I have noticed for the last 3 days that her eyes did not look just right and that she was not feeling all that great. She had a very rough night, missed her hospital bed with its adjustability, finally could not stand it any longer she got up at 8 and came downstairs. She has been here ever since. She has moved back and forth from her recliner to the couch. Mostly she has slept or been miserable. She says the pain is pretty well managed but she is just not feeling good.
Yvonne Miller was kind enough to drive out this afternoon and spend several hours with Nan while I ran to Richmond to do a driveby appraisal review. When I called Nan she answered but did not sound so good, Yvonne had had to leave for an evening appointment and Nan asked me to get home as soon as I could. So I dropped plans to buy fish food and headed straight home. Nan was ready to empty her bags, they were bursting and needed to sit up straight but could not do that on her own yet, just a little too weak still.
Nan is considering renting a hospital bed for awhile so she can sleep better. We will look into it. We both had such high hopes for her being home again but so far it has been a tough experience. I waited for hours this morning not wanting to wake her. I needed to apply two different antibiotics and finally just hooked her up without her knowing it. Now it is time to do the TPN bag. Of course I don't know how to inject the insulin since the needles I use got left in Mexico. And the amount of insulin given is very important, one can't be wrong so once again I'm not sure what to do.
Tomorrow is Keanna's family birthday party in the afternoon. We hope we can be there for awhile with our dear Keanna and the family. Its so hard to realize that she is already 4 years old and she brings so much joy and happiness to all those who are around her.
So I don't have much good news tonight. Its been a long down day for dear Nan and we can only pray and hope that she gets to feeling better.
Pam just arrived and brought some very good watermelon which Nan ate happily. So far its been about 25 minutes and she has kept it down which is progress. Everything else she has tried to eat today came back up. Now she is working on getting her meds down and keep them down.
Please pray that God will help her feel better. She really needs your prayers badly. I've never seen her exactly like this before, so fragile and so troubled.
Thank you Mary for coming to visit today, Nan really was happy to see you and Yvonne. It helped her afternoon pass more quickly.

Right now Nan is ready to go up to bed and I'm going to help her.


tim and nan and pam


  • At 3:51 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Hello Tim,

    I hope your Sabbath brings you both rest today. It's been a long two weeks for you. I'm so glad Nan had someone with her yesterday and gave you a little peace of mind while you were out working.

    I thought the big birthday party was going to be at your house today. Then of course, how about the Mother's day celebration? It sounds like a very big week end of social activities to me! Enjoy your family around you and savor each moment of their presence. (Pictures would be nice too!)

    May God be close to you both and surround you with His special peace today.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 4:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Today is Sabbath. Try to relax, rest easy, and remember always to "look up". Every time you feel low, look up and say, "Thank you, Lord, for carring us through today."

    Know that I love you and are praying for you. Enjoy each other as you spend time with the kids.

    Love, Sharon

  • At 7:35 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol. said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    We are sharing Your concerns for health and good feelings to be restored. How We wish that things could be good again. Too long You have suffered with these continual Ups & Downs. We with You are continuing to Pray for answers and Healing to be given.

    May the Sunshine of The Saviors Love shine brightly on all of Us today.

    Love & Continued Prayers,

    Bob & Carrol.


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