Welcome to our CaringBridge website for Doris McBride. Our Aunt Doris has been a force of nature in our family all our lives. She has been an independent spirit, tough, stuborn, funny and a friend to many. At 75 years old, she walked as much as she could, went to cardiac rehab every chance she got and still occasionally hung out with a friend or two at the Homer Bar in Hibbing. She is the last of her siblings, James McBride, Michael McBride, Dick McBride and a Brother whom passed at age 18, Robert McBride. She is "sister" to my mom Carole McBride, Dianne Koski and Delrae Mcbride. She is "Auntie" to Bonnie Lentz, myself Rinna Waters, Chris McBride, Jamie McBride, Amber McBride, Bobby McBride . She has many great-nieces and nephews; Beth Potter, M.J. Potter, Vannah Litchke (Bonnie), G-Anna and Ian (Rinna), Kaisia, Dylan and James McBride (Chris) , Kaylee (Amber), Brooklyn (Bobby) and Great-Great Auntie to several. She is also family and friend to many.
On September 22, Doris took a a fall and this caused a bleed in her brain. After staying 4 days in neurotrauma in Duluth, Doris was discharged to guardian Angels in Hibbing for rehab, with every hope of going home. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons, Doris couldnt talk like she should, she had trouble swallowing and her feet were not working. Dyhydration set in and she spent almost 5 days at the Hibbing Hospital. On October 10, Doris returned from the Hospital only to be readmitted several hours later. She was diagnosed with severe pnenomia, kidney failure and dehydration. Upon continued complaints of pain and other symptoms, family was able to make sure that some additional tests were done that would hopefully explain her pain and other symptoms. On 10/12, Doris's Doctor spoke with Doris and her best friend Dianne. Doris was diagnosed with end stage Liver cancer.
On 10/14, Doris will be discharged from the nursing home to her home. Hospice will be incharge of her care, while her family and friend Dianne will take turn staying with her during her journey to the end of an amazing life. We, the family, have created this caring bridge as a place to keep family and friends updated in one place. WE are also using it as a place for you to write Doris a note, tell a joke, reminisce the good times you shared. We will be more than honored to share these with Doris as we know it will bring both her and the family great comfort. We appreciate your support and words comfort in this difficult time.