Sep 29, 2018 Latest post:
Oct 17, 2018
On 09/28/2018 Mary (aka Puddin) had a major cardiac arrest. Her heart rhythm was out of sync and then just stopped beating altogether. Her defibrillator shocked her multiple times trying to get the heart back into some kind of rhythm--all to no avail. She was unconcious, not breathing, and had no detectable pulse. After family CPR efforts, the paramedics placed a mechanical CPR device on her, inserted a breathing tube down her throat, and shocked her heart into some kind of rhythm, stabilized her and rushed her to St Lukes ER. She spent 5 days in the MICU (Medical Intensive Care Unit), another 3 days on a regular floor unit, and then was transferred to St Lukes Rehabilitation on the afternoon of 10/05/2018. She is scheduled to be discharged to go home on 10/16/2018 and then will have additional outpatient therapy sessions for a few weeks. Mary's spirit and fight is strong! She is a fighter and is continuing to stay stable. We love and appreciate each and everyone one of you reaching out. Your well wishes and prayers are being shared with Puddin as they are posted. We will update as much as possible when we have more information.