Nan Mustard's Recovery

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

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sabbath evening

Dear Family and Friends,
It has been an interesting day.The new antibiotic arrived by courier this afternoon and after it warmed a bit we inserted it into her picc line. Now we wait for 48 hours until we give the next dose. Nan has been mostly asleep today but has had some moments when she was awake and quite lucid. Bob and Carrol came this afternoon and brought the Guptils with them. Carrol got to talk to Nan for a bit and after observing the most visible tumor said she thought it might be a tiny bit smaller. We enjoyed their visit and appreciate the effort it takes to make the trip over.
Dana has fed us some excellent food today which we enjoyed very much. She has us stocked with everything needed for a very good thanksgiving. Marilyn is taking some R&R tomorrow and visiting her friend in Sac. I intend to stay home and work very hard creating appraisals. I believe Nan will start to respond now to the meds and in a couple days she should be better and feel some better too.
Just now I hear that her Dilautid has run out and needs a new three day package. It gives off a little beep when it is empty.
Dana came down about 6:30 this morning and was busy in the kitchen, then gave Nan a bath and washed her hair later in the day. What a team we have here right now. It is very welcome this feeling of not being alone. I know Nan loves having both Dana and Marilyn here along with little ol me.
Now its time to settle down and do those things that must be done every night and then hit the sheets. My prayer is that Nan will start to feel better, that the infection will be stopped and that we can experience tumor reduction. Marilyn found several web site entries today of people taking Nexavar and having success with it. That is encouraging to us.

We send our love this evening,

tim and nan and marilyn and dana


  • At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Now that Dana has stocked you up with everything you need for a very good Thanksgiving dinner it may be hard to keep Tim out of the kitchen. This could have dire consequences as Marilyn, his mentor, is out of town and not able to consort on any Cheffing questions that may arise. You may remember that the last time these two were in the kitchen Tim had back-up during the vegetable heating process.

    Don't do it Tim. Dana quick grab that spatula!!!!!!!!


  • At 10:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just want to write that I second what Mary Lou wrote. I wanted to say what she did but couldn't find the right words.
    It sounds like your doctor is very compassionate. Those in the medical field are trained not to show much emotion but when the shift is over it really hits. I think he must be a good doctor.


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