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Published on September 07, 2021

Nancy Auch

Video: The Story of COVID: ‘Thank God That I’m Alive’

Nancy Auch thought she’d be sick a few weeks and then she’d be fine. Her treatment lasted much longer.

Auch, of Scotland, S.D., is a retired nurse. She knew it was important to watch her oxygen levels. When they dropped, she was admitted to Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital Avera.

She was later airlifted to Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center as her condition worsened. There, she received intensive care and was intubated for 17 days.

She was released from the hospital just before Christmas. Her road to recovery was far from over and included rehabilitation at Landmann-Jungman.

Here’s the story of her treatment and recovery.

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