Mary Hudson Team Puddy

First post: Sep 29, 2018 Latest post: Mar 26, 2022
On 09/28/2018 Mary (aka Puddin) had a sudden 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 unconscious, 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 Luke's 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 Luke's Rehabilitation on the afternoon of 10/05/2018. She was released from the hospital and came home on 10/16/2018.  After her release from the hospital she participated in exercise classes, plus other therapy and lifestyle learning classes as well as periodic appointments with various medical providers. She has been in and out of the hospital several times over the last three years for various conditions related to heart failure or cancer or infections or other things. Puddin has been at home and was enrolled in Hospice care on 2/21/2022.  Mary's spirit and fight was strong! She was a fighter and is continued to stay stable.  We love and appreciate each and everyone of you reaching out. Your well wishes and prayers were always shared with Puddin as they were posted. We tried to update as much  as possible when we had more information. On 03/17/2022 our precious Puddin, (aka Mary Helen Hudson) passed away quietly at home with most of her family surrounding her bed.