Kris McKarcher

First post: Dec 31, 2021 Latest post: Jan 26, 2022
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As many of you know, Kris had been fighting a lung condition known as bronchitis for several years. This condition had improved to mild state. She had also been treated for a weakened heart condition which had improved significantly to where medications were not needed.

Starting in April of 2021 Kris contracted pneumonia. She was admitted into the hospital for several days followed by a daily regimen of antibiotics that lasted ten days. On the final day of this treatment, while at the hospital, her heart began to fail. She was diagnosed with CHF (congestive heart failure). Her bronchitis had now progressed into Bronchiectasis. We started her with a new primary physician (an internist) along with a cardiologist and pulmonologist. Since then her condition has improved and gotten worse over time like a roller coaster. Each decline has been precipitated by a pneumonia. Most recently she was in the hospital for eight days with pneumonia and has declined to the point where at home Hospice was recommended. At home Hospice was set up on 12/29/21. They family hope is that she would recover, but if she should pass away it will occur in her own home among family and friends. We thank everyone for your prayers and support.