Mother Mary is Going Home!

Posted: Friday, August 3, 2007 at 12:00 am
By: Doug Lund
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“How’s my miracle lady today?”
That’s been the cheery greeting from the doctor this week as she enters my Mother-in-Law’s hospital room at Avera Mckennan ..a room that  Mother Mary will be vacating later today.
That’s right! Two weeks after the family had been called together in the intensive care unit to consider options for continuing life support, she’s being sent home!
For those who haven’t been following her saga here, Mary had a seizure July 15th at her house in Alcester. She was airlifted to Sioux Falls where her condition was grave. She was suffering from a combination of things..especially low sodium.
That’s when the love and prayers started flowing from her huge family..her many friends..and from total strangers here on this blog.
Miraculously, after being unconscious for nearly a week, she started to wake up and has been rapidly recovering ever since.
I can’t tell you how great it is to have this wonderful lady back from the brink.
Her ability to lay a little guilt on the family to get what she wants has been fully restored..but nobody’s complaining..not too much anyway.
And nobody is complaining about Mary’s care either. It has been stellar. The entire staff at McKennan has been remarkable in their medical skills and concerns.
I know a lot of them, along with all of us, believe they had some divine guidance along the way.
My own mom died..geeze, 12 years ago now. All my aunts and uncles are gone.
At times I feel pretty darned old and disconnected.
Mother Mary has been  a living link to the generation that I miss so much and she always makes Linda and I feel young again whenever she calls us “kids.”
Thanks again to all of you from all of Mary Trudeau’s family.
We’ve been given the gift of more time with this lovely lady.
Believe me, it’s time we’ll cherish.

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