Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's day becomes a wonderful family day!

Dear Family and Friends,

For all those days we have issued tense and stressful blog messages we offer this message in balance. God has blessed us with a precious weekend including today. Jason and Jo arrived last evening, Dana arrived in the afternoon and we all had a long nights sleep. Jo being in the final month of her pregnancy probably had the roughest night, away from her own bed, searching for a comfortable position. Dana went to bed about 8 and slept until about 10 this morning. She needed the rest and felt better today. Mom also slept in late not waking until about 9:45 which was great, she too needed the rest. Jason got up early and helped me with planting some new colorful flowers in the front yard, tweaked the sprinklers along the rear vegetable row. When Keanna and her mom arrived she brought her Dora Sprinkler. This cute little sprinkler twirls and sends a gentle stream of water into the air so Keanna could play under it. We kept it running most of the day watering different dry spots in the yard and the new flowers. Dana made a wonderful lunch with fresh vegetable, some vegimeat fried, genuine mashed potatos which Jason peeled, fresh Brentwood white corn, what a feast. We were working outside and could smell the wonderful aromas while we worked from the JennAir exhaust fan. Mom came down and was in the middle of all the activities. Later in the afternoon Chris and Stephanie with new little daughter came to visit. Chris was Jason's roomate in Texas and is a wonderful person. They are moving to Houston to teach next year. Late in the afternoon Jason and Jo noted the time and headed home. They called as they were nearing MBA to tell us the temperature was 58 degrees, nice! We were still 85 at that point. This afternoon Steve and Melaboo came to swim and socialize. Steve has been puttering with the boat and has it running now with new plugs, rebuilt carb and tomorrow new ignition. True to form he has it clean, gas all drained out and new gas put in. He is a working wonder and he already has Mela trained to chase the ball even if he throws it half way across the lake. She loves to swim and its hard to get her to stay out long enough to get dry to go home.

Dana tempted Nan with several different things today and she loved them all. Her colostomy seems to be working well and she is doing pretty well, had some severe pain this afternoon but we've used the pain controls we have on hand to help with the pain.

Nikki, Keanna and Steve gave me a beautiful photo of Keanna and me mounted in a frame that seems like the photo is melted into it. Its a perfect item for my desk to control flying papers and that way I get to see her smiling face over and over. Nikki is a master at picking cards and once again today found one that seemed like it was written for us, made me cry. Jason and Jo gave me a very cute card also and a gift certificate to Home Depot and a jar of planter peanuts which I love dearly. I felt like a total winner all day. I am so proud of my family and am always overwhelmed with appreciation and love for each of them and now with a second grandchild on hand the joy is just growing more and more. Keanna has grown to the point where when I am working outside she can hand me tools and be quite helpful.

Nan is resting now, has her TPN on board, has her hit of Adavan, ice water and is snuggled in for the night. She is a happy camper this evening and loved seeing the kids and getting to spend time with them. Yesterday David, Steve's younger brother was in the area and came by for awhile. It was great to see him as we enjoy him a lot, nice gentle person.

So tonight we just say a huge thanks to God for His ways and His timing, we seek His direction tomorrow as we try to get more aggressive in getting a drug for Nan to take for the tumors.

Please pray for God to open doors and close doors according to His divine plan tomorrow and for Nan's recovery to recover. We also thank Him for the family he has given us, for Dana too, for Pam yesterday.

Love from our house and from our hearts,

tim and nan and dana


  • At 12:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi all, It sounds like you had a fun Father's Day at the Mustard home with all the family around. We were just a couple of old folks at home. Dennis and Mike both called their father and talked. Dennis was at Tahoe and of course Mike in Maui. I made Ger waffles for breakfast. This week I am calling some places to see if I can locate the waffle maker like is sooo fast! We had some friends from church stop by and pick up the roll top desk from the cabin. They also brought me a loaf of homebaked bread from my secret sister, ummmie! We will be praying that Nan gets some help for those un-wanted tumors and thanking Him that she is feeling better. Enjoy Dana! Love, Barbie

  • At 3:40 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Good Morning!

    What a special picture! How nice to have your family around you on Father's day. Jo's little round tummy shows you are very near getting a new little Mustard into your family.

    Nothing happening anytime soon on selling Lakemont. So, we continue to wait for the Lord to lead.

    Have another really good week! We'll do our part on this end lifting your needs up in prayer to our Heavenly Father.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol. said…

    Hi Mustards,

    How wonderful to see & read that Your Fathers Day weekend went so well. What a Joy it is to have family & friends with You to enjoy the good times. Now We will continue to Pray for Medication that will stop the Tumor growth. The Lord will do His wonders too We are sure of that.

    Our Weekend was rather quiet, Sat evening We had friends the Guptill's over for Table Games after a great dinner at the "Outback" in Stockton. Dorothea & I have Birthdays 30 days apart for those 30 days We are the same age then She becomes the "Oldest" of Our Foursome. We also share the same Year for our Wedding Anniversarys,1956 so We go back a long ways. Over 51 Years now.

    Yesterday I visited with My Mother at Her Room in Ashley Place here in Lodi , She is not doing very well these days ,now nearing 94 years She is really slowing down and has difficulty remembering things and is moving very slowly. as She says "My Friends are all gone now, Why am I still here"? What does One say to that?

    Have a good week ahead and enjoy having Dana around for Nan to visit with and help get things done while Tim takes care of business.

    Love & Prayers,

    Bob & Carrol.

  • At 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HI from Latvia, Joyce and I have both caught up on the last few days of goings on at your house- Glad you are able to enjoy family and the weekend. Also glad Dana has arrived so Nan can continue to have fun. We are on to Estonia tomorrow. Sylvia

  • At 11:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Happy fathers day! Late but sincere. Happy that the day was so wonderful for you and your family.

    Ok now back to the business at hand. No one let up on the prayers during this good time as we all know there are more difficulties ahead. Yahoo! It was nice to relax and get a better grip the problem wasn't it.

    Continued good wishes and prayers,



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