Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Finally a better day

Dear Family and Friends,
We finally have a better day under our belt. Nan rose this morning early, came down and worked into her recliner. As the day unfolded she took turns napping and being awake talking to Marilyn. She used her phone, took calls and had less pain than the prior day. How thankful we are for this change for the better.
I left at 12:30 today for San Francisco to see a house on a street so steep I felt the car would tip over when I turned around. Wow is it ever steep. Great people raising their granddaughter and enjoying life. Then on to Mountain View to see a home where a father and son live, sure needs a womans touch but the last time I was there he told me about losing her. The back yard is full of bird feeders, plants and interesting growth.
then it was time to face traffic and head to Oakland near Berkeley for the last appointment. Then finally home. Long day and mid afternoon my phone rang and it was Nan just checking in and to let me know that a new pump would be delivered tonight.
I got home at 9 and both delivery services had arrived. One from Critical Care Home Care and the other from Apria. So we have supplies for Nan for another week and a new pump which we hope works. When we first hooked it up it seemed to take off and start pumping right away so we have great hopes.
We are getting a lot start on sleeping the night away as it is 11 and we have not even taken Nan up yet. A new york CSI has our attention at the moment and since it is not a rerun it is even more interesting.
Irene could use our prayers this evening as she has found out that the growth is in fact a GIST tumor. She is considering surgery perhaps even in New York with a GIST expert. She said she would appreciate prayers from you. She is a very dear person.
So now we wind it up for the day. Thank you for your special prayers in behalf of Nan's intense pain and tonight she has some relief.

love to each of you from we three

tim and nan and marilyn

4 Comments:

  • At 6:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Tim,

    How sweet it is to finally have a better day. Congratulations to you and Nan for working so long for this joyful moment. It is a good time to rest and renew your strenghts for the next effort on the road the Nan's recovery.

    Speaking of roads it sounds as if you are not completely healed yourself. Almost falling over is a sign of inner ear infection/blockage from your cold. If that is the case you should continue medicating the problem. There may however be a more sinister explaination for this feeling that you are going to turn over. I hate to bring it up but this is a blog and truth is paramount. Were you DRINKING?

    Praying that today is better than yesterday and that you, Nan and Marilyn have a wonderful day. God bless you everyone.

    Wes

     
  • At 2:45 PM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Hi Ya'll,

    A "better day" is good! Less pain is good. A suction pump that works is good. More appraisals to do is good. Now to get the income coming in that goes with all that work would be good too!

    We hope you get an earlier start on your sleep tonight. When you have to be up every couple of hours you need an earlier start to keep up the sleep. I'm not sure where I've been, but I've never seen CSI. Must be a good show to keep you up so late.

    I hope today was even better than yesterday! Keep up your courage.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

     
  • At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Joyce & Glen Conner said…

    Hi Tim and Nan,
    It was nice to read that Nan perked up a bit yesterday! Wish we could see that new little grandson too; he looks like a perfect little Jason-Jo combination. Maynard would call him a special hybrid! (That's what he called out girls--the little "hybrids.")
    I am exhausted after only two days of school! More students than expected, new preps, and I guess I'm not young anymore. Hate to admit it, but it's true! Tim, do you have an RX for your ear and bronchial infection? Hope you can get to feeling better soon; caregivers need someone to watch out for them too, sometimes!
    Nan, you are a special lady and we think of you many times during the day as you battle this disease. You deserve and medal for bravery!
    Love to you both,
    Joyce & Glen

     
  • At 7:09 PM, Anonymous Joyce & Glen Conner said…

    Hi Tim and Nan,
    It was nice to read that Nan perked up a bit yesterday! Wish we could see that new little grandson too; he looks like a perfect little Jason-Jo combination. Maynard would call him a special hybrid! (That's what he called our girls--the little "hybrids.")
    I am exhausted after only two days of school! More students than expected, new preps, farther hike to my portable classroom, and I guess I'm not young anymore. Hate to admit it, but it's true! Tim, do you have an RX for your ear and bronchial infection? Hope you can get to feeling better soon; caregivers need someone to watch out for them too, sometimes!
    Nan, you are a special lady and we think of you many times during the day as you battle this disease. You deserve a medal for bravery!
    Love to you both,
    Joyce & Glen

     

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