The day Marian came home from the hospital our daily Bible reading included this from Psalm 33: vs 20 -22
We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
even as we put our hope in you.[...]
Marian Davey - Journal
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Marian''s return home was described by Lynn as "making the process of buying a car look easy'. It took 9 hours after the doctor wrote the discharge orders to the point that the hospital nursing staff got around to it. And then only with some urging from Lynn, our social worker daughter! To be honest, the floor had 6 discharges yesterday and 8 new admissions, so we understand their pressure . The 40 minute trip home was uneventful, the new meds were waiting at the pharmacy and Marian had a very restful night.[...]
Marian heads back home to Shell Point Village today. She is weak and easily drifts into a doze but smiles at the though of discharge. Her diet at this point is pretty limited which may be rather helpful to her new kitchen manager, chef Jim. Marian won't be ready for visits or calls for a bit but has expressed that she feels the love and prayers of people as she moves in small steps towards strength and energy. [...]
Marian has become highly motivated to get all her systems functioning well again, a requirement for discharge. She is up and walking a bit and has moved from food in the "clear liquid" category to all kinds of liquids. She wants people to know she has felt God's hand with her since the beginning and each day has had reasons to praise Him. She and Jim continue to be encouraged by notes, emails and posts...they feel extrememly loved! [...]
After enjoying a great Christmas with family and a nearly perfect meandering trip back home down the east coast, Marian found herself facing a new reality. Having lost appetite and weight for a bit of time she went to see the doctor. After some tests, she sent Marian off to the hospital with a hugely elevated blood sugar level and a new diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. A short hospital stay brought down her blood sugar level but because of the impaired pancreas, Marian had to start finger sticks and insulin regulation. It made days uncertain and stressful but she leaned hard on God, Jim and the many friends and family who offered support.[...]