Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sabbath evening, this has been a real rest day

Dear Friends and Family,
Its midnight and I just got Nan settled in bed. Marilyn is away tonight visiting her friend in Sacramento so its just Nan and I. Nan slept from 2 to 9 this afternoon after a little adavan and a lot of need for rest. She woke, walked over to her chair, took her meds, ate a part of a peach and then suffered for the next hour until we could use the pump to clear her stomach.
We woke several times last night an used the pump to clear her system. By doing that she had better rest the other hours. Nikki called this morning to say Sabbath School for Keanna was on so I met her in Tracy and we enjoyed Sabbath School, then lunch at Olive Garden. That was fun as Keanna is now at an age that she can be a part of the conversation. She is a delight. Nikki and Keanna hung around in Tracy but I drove home to be with Mom and allow Marilyn to leave for Sacramento.
It is hard to describe how helpful it is to have an extra person in the house. We have enjoyed having Dana for a couple months, others for a shorter time like Jan from Denver and Barb and Gerry from Lincoln and the nice ladies of the Tracy Church as well. We loved having the brothers here even if it was so short of visit if you blinked you missed them. Nan was so happy to have all 4 together again.
Marilyn is going to be with us for another month and we are delighted and gratified for her willingness to be so helpful.
Now its bedtime and looking back this has been an ok day. Sabbath School was a nice experience, lunch was enjoyable and filling, the afternoon of rest here in the family room with mom sleeping quietly in her hospital bed was good also. In spite of everything we do have lots to be thankful for. For one thing we are very thankful to not be having fevers right now. Now if we could get rid of the blockage perhaps Nan could have a few days of joyi again.

Sending our love,

tim and nan


  • At 6:57 AM, Blogger Karen Cress said…

    So--59, eh?! Reminds me of Dr. Glover's favorite saying--"each birthday is better than the options!" He was a wise man! So, happy belated birthday, Tim!

    All I can say is Nan is SO in God's hands! What a yo-yo experience you both have been through--but it has been such a delight the last week or more to read of Nan's increased strength, apparent tumor stability, fun with friends and family, and especially getting to "play" with the newest Tim Mustard! YEAH GOD!! The photo of Jason and baby Timmy is absolutely precious! I still think my nickname for baby Timmy is "Mini-Me" as he's a clone of his father!

    So, today I'm still praying, but also praising God for the progress and the miracles in Nan's life.

  • At 7:12 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Good Morning from rainy NC! Oh what a blessing! We are finally getting rain. Our beautiful green surroundings have turned brown and parched (sort of like CA summers). We have been 2 weeks with no rain and for here that is bad. The temperatures have been in the high 90's for a week which is breaking all sorts of heat records. Even the nights have been in the 70's. Not normal at all.

    It sounds like you had a nice quiet day with Nan yet got to enjoy watching the excitement of a little girl also. Special times with grandchildren!

    What a blessing to have Marilyn there for another month! She is certainly God sent. Now you can do your work knowing she is in good hands.

    Got to go clean a cottage :-( Oh well ~ it's all in a days work.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 8:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    It was a happy event to see you at Sabbath School and to even get a hug, which was easier to do do now that your hair is cut. With the new grooming standards it was hard to recognize you but the hug clinched the deal and confirmed that was indeed big Tim. We are looking forward to the time that you can bring little Tim for show and tell. That will be a happy day to look forward to. I can hardly wait. You can bring Nan to if you must but that will mean a lot less hug time with little Tim for the rest of us. Wait that might be better because there would be two people to hug vs one which should mean a net increase in hugs which is always a good thing.

    It will be like TNT (Timbig,Nan & Timlittle), and explosion of happiness.

    I am praying that nothing will BLOCK this happy event.


  • At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol. said…

    Dearest Tim and Nan,

    What a treat it must be to live with an angel even for a short time and you two are lucky enough to be able to do so. Yes, I mean Marilyn! She must also be a saint to be able to stay away from her family for another month. We thank God for her as she is able to do what many of us would love to do, buy are unable. Thank you again Marilyn.

    We are delighted that the new medication is doing it's job. Now we will pray for blockage relief.

    I don't remember if we have thanked you both for making us a part of your journey through this horrible disease. There aren't a lot of patients who would be able to do this, but Tim, you have a marvelous way of sharing your experiences and I know many of us can't wait to read what you have to say. Plus, we all seem to have a lot more friends and aquaintenses than we had before, thanks to you and the blog.

    We hope the rest of your weekend has been as restful as Sabbath was so you can feel renewed and ready to face another busy week.

    We love you guys and keep you foremost in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bob and Carrol


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