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 was released from the hospital and came home on 10/16/2018. She is now participating in exercise classes, plus other therapy and lifestyle learning classes as well as periodic appointments with various medical providers. Mary's spirit and fight is strong! She is a fighter and is continuing to stay stable. We love and appreciate each and everyone 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.