Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Keanna wakes grammy, Marilyn has R&R, Dana cooks up a storm

Dear Family and Friends,
Nan is resting having just gotten back to bed about 45 minutes ago. marilyn returned from Sac mid evening having had a great time. This morning was not so fun as she fought ignorant drivers with a death wish who wanted to go 80 mph in spite of dense fog. We were glad to have her safe return. This evening Keanna and Nikki came to dinner. Keanna walked quietly to her grammys side and began to say, wake up Grammy, she continues for about 3 or 4 minutes until finally Nan began to stir, saw who it was and reached out for her hand. Keanna played nicely and counted to well over 100 perfectly several times. She ate her pasta, tried some vegimeat Dana had prepared and was a very bright spot in a dull day.
Terry is coming fairly early tomorrow to care for Nan, draw blood, take vitals and will probably return later in the day for additional blood cultures to see if the antibiotic is helping or not
Nan has been slightly more aware today but was up and had me up on the hour for the first part of the night with various issues, none of which were vital. It takes some courage to climb out from under a blanket that has finally gotten warm in the recliner to walk on a freezing floor and sub normal temperatures in the room, then back to try to reclaim a bit of warmth, even Starr has given up on me to sleep with Dana upstairs. She was my little brown heater.
Nan has slept a great deal today but been awake some too. She and Dana have a tought time communicating, Dana is slightly deaf and Nan speaks in a light whisper now. Yet they manage somehow.
We look forward to seeing Jason and Jo, baby Timothy and Clayton, Nikki and Steve with Keanna and perhaps Pam for Thanksgiving. We know Pam had her own kids to think about and be with and we understand. However if you would like to join us for Thanksgiving I know you won't be hungry. Dana has been carting food items into this house daily including a run to WalMart today in Tracy. I think we will have enough and we'd love to have you join us.

Now I am so sleepy and tired, I'm going to be at 10:40 not midnight like the last two nights.

Please pray that God will heal Nan's infection. It has been a serious hit on an already weakened person. I changed the tummy wound bandage twice today and the second time it was not very wet at all so we might be making progress on that front.

We send our love,

tim and nan and marilyn and dana


  • At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Tim's forte is hyperbole and it shows even in the blog. Check out this discritive sentence. " to walk on a freezing floor.." This is a discription of a floor in California Bay Area during November where it has never frozen in recorded hitory. Excellent writing Tim, the striking writers are proud of you but there have been some protests from the Chef's Union.

    Stay away from the Thankgiving fixin's. Retired Chef Rules!


  • At 2:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am almost ready to go in to the Center this A.M. Rick has his checkup at M.D. Anderson today and left at 2 A. M. so I need to move. I pray for a good day for each of you. I love you and wish I were there. You know how it is to feel that you need to be in 2 places at once. It is Monday and that means full circus at my place.

    Love to you all, sharon

  • At 8:29 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol. said…

    Hi Mustards & Guests,

    It was good to visit with You Sabbath PM and We are thankful that the Blood infection has been located and is being dealt with. Feeling good again should be right around the corner for Nan.

    Thanks for finding the leftover Haloween treats for Marilyn & I to enjoy, Dont need the extra calories but they taste sooo good!.

    We had a safe drive Home and it took Me about 1/2 hour to remove the "Levee Bugs" from the front end of the Odyssey. What a mess they do make.

    Sounds like You will be having a "Full house" for Thanksgiving Dinner, are'nt you glad that "Chef Dana" is on the job!

    We have some good lunches coming up this week at the Senior Center and a Special Pre-Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday.

    Have a good day and We will be praying for things to improve for Nan.

    Love & Prayers ,

    Bob & Carrol.

  • At 9:57 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Hello from back in NC!

    We're home again and rested. I'm not sure we are quite ready for the 3 cottages we have to clean today and more laundry.... It was a beautiful drive home and the leaves were at their peak in some spots and other places the trees were bare. We needed the break so very much!

    You are in for a special Thanksgiving with Jason, Jo and little Timothy. Dana at the helm in the kitchen should make for a very tasty, homespun Thanksgiving. Too bad Nikki, Steve and Keanna will not be there with ya'll. And of course it would be nice if Sharon could be there also. You will still have a house full and a table full.

    I hope you are having a good day and the fumes from the kitchen are not upsetting Nan's tummy too much.

    Love and continued prayers ~ Carol


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