Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

X-rays and more nausea,

Dear Family and Friends,
This has been a very long day for Nan. It started this morning around 5 when we did some Adavan, Zophram and then went back to sleep until about 8. I slipped out but Nan was able to sleep until about11 when she came downstairs. I had called to speak to one of the oncologists regarding nan's continued battle with nausea. Dr. Ganey called back when he was free of patients and after listening to my concerns, some fevers, constant nausea and my desire to get started in applying for compassionate use of AMN107. He suggested that at this point instead of her coming into the hospital we have a set of X-rays done at the John Muir medical center in Brentwood which is nearby. We knew the bed was to arrive between 2 and 6 so we hurried to the medical place and after a few minutes were ushered in for the x-rays. Then Nan felt up to a coke icee at Burger King and then home to wait for the bed to arrive. We beat the bed guy by hours and Nan was able to rest in her chair until the bed came at about 4:15. Nan climbed in after I found sheets and comforter and says it is pretty comfortable with its jel pad. Mary was kind enough to come by so while she was here with Nan I headed for Steve and Nikki's, got to see precious Keanna for a few and enjoyed a few minutes with them on their front lawn. Then to the grocery store for a few things and back home. nan slept most of the time that Mary was here because I had given her more adavan at her request. Then Mary had to go and Pam arrived a bit later. We found ourselves totally out of IV saline pushes this afternoon but Terry the nurse had some in her garage once again saving the day. So now Pam has left for home in Lodi and I have the TPN running, Adavan in, Zophram in and the antibiotic in as well. Nan feels absolutely lousy when she is awake so prefers to stay sleepy with the drug.
It was my prayer this morning that God would guide us to a solution of the vomiting and so far this evening that has not happened. The x-rays will let the doctors know if there is any obvious cause of the nausea. We heard that the x-ray report was to be given stat to the doctors so we waited all evening to hear anything but only silence on the medical front.
Tomorrow our friend Joyce is coming from Tracy to sit with nan from 10:30 until about 2:30. I plan to leave about 9:30 and be home about 3:30 from my work in the field. In the morning when I rise I will need to get some work that is over due out, seems today had so much stuff to do that I was not able to get much work out. I fitted in an inspection at noon of a lovely new home which is selling for over a million and a half. It is nice but the monthly payment is amazing for a home like that. Even the taxes are higher than our mortgage payment total. Loree did good work today helping with things and even helped me move the couch out of the family room to make way for the bed. Now it is bed time. Our hearts are heavy with discouragement and the unknown. What is driving the nausea? What can be done for it? How soon?
Tonight I beg of you to seek God's will for Nan. She has suffered so much over the last 2 weeks. We need some help from somewhere for sure.
Please Heavenly Father, share some healing love with Nan, guide the medical team to be motivated to solve this present problem in a timely manner. Thank you for hearing our prayer.

So we say good night and we love you, we need you and we appreciate all you do to help with the load. Especially thanks to Art for his many conversations today, all helpful. Thanks again to John and Karen who tonight are home in Denver and thanks to Pam and Mary for coming to visit Nan even though she sleeps a lot. She knows and cares.

Love from our family to yours.

Tim and Nan

ps great news today for Bob and Carrol, no chemo in the forseeable future, good numbers. Thank you Lord for your healing!

2 Comments:

  • At 6:37 PM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Hi Tim and Nan,

    We just got home from going to Dollywood with Ron and Linda. There are 2 new shows this year which were ok. One of the shows was quite good and the other was just ok. And yes, The Kindgom Heirs wore those same ugly shirts today! The weather was perfect and we had a good day. We even go home by 9:00 p.m.

    I hope you had a good day today with less nausea. I'm glad you had someone coming to stay with Nan today. Now for the results from the X-rays and some rest for you both.

    We love you and keep you close in thoughts and prayers.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

     
  • At 8:02 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol. said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    We are Praying that the x-rays will show what the problem is so that a fix can be quickly put in to place for Nan.

    How is the new bed working? hope that it will add some comfort for Nan.

    We had a rather busy day today . Carrol really slept in this morning . I finally got her up at noon. She was worn out from all the Dr. stuff and Clinic etc. She is back to Herself energy wise now and looking forward to visiting You this weekend.

    If Dollywood was close by We would be there too Pedens, We really enjoyed that place back in 95 when We were there?(not sure of the Date) We stayed at Lakemont at that time too. Roger got His Lincoln stuck on a hill and had to get His Tractor to pull the car out of the ditch. My Brother-in-law & I Helped out and We all had a good laugh over the mishap !!

    Have a good night of rest and Please Lord ,Less Nausea.

    Love & Prayers,

    Bob & Carrol.

     

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