Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Saturday, July 28, 2007

A quiet day of recovery

Dear Friends and Family,
Today is Nan's first day on AMN. Unfortunately she woke with a fever and has kept it all day. I left her this morning and took Keanna to Sabbath School in Tracy. She enjoyed herself and made a cute little craft. Then it was home so she and her family could drive to Fresno for a birthday party for a family friend. I came home and Nan was ready to come downstairs. She made the trip down smoothly and then settled into her recliner to wait for the wound care nurse. that experience was painful but much needed. Nan has been running a fever of about 101 and above all day and it has kept her from really enjoying the day. She and Dana have managed to catch a couple movies and some naps today. Dana made some very good bacon sandwiches, beef for nan and vege for me. We have loved the biscuits and gravy, the excellent tomatoes from Keanna and Steve's garden.
Nan took her second AMN this morning and was so grateful to finally have it.
Dana has watched over Nan all day and has helped with bags, food and enjoyment. Now its evening and we are watching a cute movie with Julie Andrews as a queen. John is still asleep, he has his days and night backwards, stays up all night watching TV and eating and then sleeps all day long. So we hardly ever see his smiling face.
This evening I am not sure what to do about her fevers. One person wrote on the Life Raft to us that when on AMN she was anot allowed to take Tylenol or Motrim. We need to do something but are not sure what to do. We have one more day of one of the antibiotic and 5 more days of the other one. We hope that we do not have high fevers back when the antibiotic ends but I am very concerned about what to do.

Our hope is that the AMN will help with the fevers too. nan is still doing well mentally but the higher fevers concern me too.

Please pray for our precious nan, that God will help her feel better, that her tumors will shrink and that her fevers will diminish.

We send our love to each and every one of you. Thanks for your love,

Tim and Nan and Dana and John


  • At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Sorry that I missed the pleasure of seeing you and Keanna at Sabbath School today but am happy that Nan was well enough and Dana is caring enough to allow you to come. Take a moment and relish the triumph of making the A(mn) List! This has been a major accomplishment and should be celebrated.

    You are wise to think ahead to the fever issue. The bodies system of self protection wants to get rid of something that is sees as harmful. I am sure it does not like the tumors and is trying to take action. I'll pray that the while we take the AMN to eliminate the big problem there can be a change that keeps the fevers from causing unwanted side effects while we go through this important stage of treatment.

    God bless you and yours,



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