Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday evening, David and Joe arrive from Texas

Dear Friends and Family,
Tonight we have the entire 4 some of the Nelson family under our roof. What an honor. Dana drove up to Sac this afternoon and collected them arriving home about 4. nan was very happy to see them in spite of not feeling so well. This afternoon she picked up a fever of nearly 102 and that really drove her down. She tried to eat a little bit but it really didn't work very well. The siblings enjoyed catching up and told Mema stories, that is stories about their mother who is now living in a rest home and still raising lots of trouble as she goes.
Nan started the day with a visit from the visiting nurse Terry. She had some fever at that time and Terry was not able to draw blood from the PICC line so had to come back this evening after a very long day of helping patients. Yes she was able to draw the blood tonight and in a few minutes a courier was at the door to take the blood to San Jose. Pretty amazing how all things work out.
Tonight we are still wrestling with whether we can give Nan a bit of children's Advil or not. In the literatrure we have received it is clear we cannot do Tylenol. We hope to be able to get better data. nan has had a terrible stomach ache this evening and finally vomited. Then she began to feel better again. We have given her Zophram, Adavan, the normal oxycotin and Aciphex and I think she is finally resting quietly now.
Dana has been great today, she started the day early and has cleaned things, cooked and BBQed up a storm, played Taxi, arranged their bedroom and kept everyone happy. What a blessing she is and she is so good with Nan. It is hard to think about the time when she has to leave but God will care for that time as well. This evening we got a call from Sharon who was just checking on Nan to make sure she was doing OK. Pam had checked in earlier and still earlier my brother Jerry called. Mary called too to check in on Nan.
We pray that nan can have a good day tomorrow as this will be the only full day with the guys. Then on Wednesday Dana takes them back to the airport. Nan hopes she feels well enough to go to the airport with them, we will see.
It was sure good to hear from friends today both responding to the blog and sending private emails. We appreciate every one of them.
So for now I'm heading to bed and just pray that God will work on her fever and help the AMN work on the tumors. How we all long for help with Nan's health.

So good night.

We send our love

tim and nan and dana and joe and david and john

3 Comments:

  • At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim,

    Did we miss something in the blog from yesterday? 4 Nelsons under one roof. I thought there were two brothers coming. Two plus Nan is still 3 here in confusion land. Can you clarify? Oh! If one of the brothers has a split personality no need to take that out of the family closet. Just forget I asked.

    Tomorrow will be a great day for Nan. What could be better than hanging with her cool brothers. It will even take the edge off the fevers which will be a double blessing.

    God bless,

    Wes

     
  • At 12:11 AM, Blogger Irene Wing said…

    .Hi Tim and Nan,
    What a blessing to have Nan's siblings all together. How I hope Nan's fever will simmer down tomorrow so that she can enjoy a full day with Dana, David and Joe. Life is so precious and so is family. May you all have a great time reconnecting and building a stronger bond with each other.
    Prayers are continuing for more comfort and improvements.
    Love,
    Irene

     
  • At 9:30 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol. said…

    Hi Mustards, ALL !

    Good to read that the Brothers arrived safe & sound , thanks to Sister Dana being the "Taxi" I have not seen an Odyssey Taxi Yet but I'm sure it is a comfortable one.

    Hope You do indeed have a quality Day of visiting for the 4 siblings all together again.

    We with You are continuing to pray that the AMN will do the job that it is supposed to do.

    Enjoy the time together with family and continue to trust in the Lord to take care of the pressing issues that Nan is facing.

    Much Love & continued Prayers,

    Bob & Carrol.

     

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