Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nan gets rest, some waking moments, enjoys new artificial saliva

Dear Family and Friends,
Amazingly its almost midnight again, I can't believe it. We had a calm evening and Nan was able to make the move from the recliner back to bed without mishap. She has quite a few tools beside her in the bed, her orange flashlight, her tupperware urp container, two bottle of water, not one but two, controls for the TV, ceiling lights and fan and bed, tissue and lip balm. She sleeps on two high density foam mattresses with her head elevated somewhat and her legs also elevated. She sleeps under a single sheet or a light blanket and I often find she has thrown them off during the night when she gets too hot. She sleeps for about 3 hour segments before waking and asking for more Adavan. We have the amount of Adavan down to about .25 or .30 ml now. Unfortunately we have run out and I have three vials prepared and then we are out. I have a hard time getting Critical Care to send enough. In fact we are low on many supplies this evening and I expect to speak to the pharmacist tomorrow morning to go over what we need. We have not heard back about the blood work and are sort of anxious re: that.
Nan was up at 2, then about 4:30 or 5 and then around 7:45 last night. Before I left for work at 11 we moved her to the recliner where she spent the day. I drove to Rohnert Park to a project known as Centerville which has condos and townhomes right downtown. I drove there thinking I would see 10 but the office added another 6 to the total so I photographed and inspected 16 units today, then shot comps, then had dinner at Olive Garden, then stopped at Kentucky Fried for dinner for faithful Marilyn, then at Longs to pick up the special artifical saliva for Nan's mouth and throat and arrived home at 8 pm. God granted me a save, sane day without major issues. Now its time to settle down and get these out the door.
I called home a couple times today and each time Nan answered the phone. I was so excited to get to talk to her and it made my day.
So we are thankful this evening in spite of the issues that face us, thankful to be safe under a roof with the precious gift of life uniting us. I got to talk to both Nikki and Jason today and of course that is always very special.
Thank you for your prayers in Nan's behalf. We had a bit of a fever this evening which does not thrill me and of course the white count in the blood work will be very important as will the hemoglobin, creatins etc.
So we send our love,

Tim and Nan and Marilyn
ps we are looking forward to seeing Dana and Sharon again one of these days. That will spice things up.


  • At 2:43 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Good Morning ~
    Ah yes! It is a good morning. We are leaving this a.m. and going out of town until Sunday. We aren't going far, because we are both tired and don't want a long road trip. As of last night our destination was not sure. We will probably go to Pigeon Forge and do some of the things we never have time to do there. There are some shows that I'd like to see ~ maybe the Triumph Quartette (formerly Integrity Quartette) That's only a 2 hour drive. I personally intend to do a lot of NOTHING!!!

    You certainly had a blessing ~ 16 units instead of 10. When you drive that far you might as well make it pay. Crank them out quickly then hope they pay soon!

    Nan must be enjoying moisture in her mouth again. Dry mouth can be quite miserable. Did you get BCBS to pay for it? Since they have approved other comfort supplies ~ maybe?

    Yes, I'm up early. I have a lot to do before I can leave. Our house sitters will be here about 9 ~ then we're off!

    Take care of yourselves. We are always available by cell phone. I believe you have both numbers.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    and in other news we learn


    Those of us who know Tim and that he is crazy, sometimes a little crazy but most times regular crazy. Then we read in the blog the he is greatful for a sane day! Can this be our Tim or has some impostor taken him over? Worse still do we have and example of a lepord changing his spots! Oh contrair'. We must step up suveilence.

    The Nan deal. Well, we all know that she is hot. Tim and others have said as much. Only cool chicks come Iceland! Ergo hot Nan is not from Iceland. Seems plain to me. Just trying to help clarify the information.



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