Megan Kimbrough contracted an infection that antibiotics cannot fight, family says

LAKELAND, Fla - Megan Kimbrough, 26, who was burned alive back in August and has fought for her life ever since, is now on hospice and expected to live anywhere from a few more hours to a couple days, according to family.

Just three weeks ago Megan underwent her twelfth surgery and was doing well.  However, she took a turn for the worse shortly after when she contracted an infection.

Police suspect Megan's husband, Joshua Kimbrough, 32, poured gasoline on her and the lit her on fire inside their Lakeland home.  Megan was burned over 80 percent of her body.

In a Facebook message posted on Megan's outreach page Thursday night, her Aunt Alisa wrote:

"Megan is very, very ill.  None of the medications are working. The hospital has had hospice come in as well as Megan's team of doctors to explain what will happen from here. Megan's mom had went home for a week and her and mamma are on there way back now to be by Megan's side through this. We don't know how long she has it could be days or weeks just not sure.  It is up to God now."

Since the tragedy, support from around the country and around the world has come in for Megan.  Her aunt thanked everyone for the support and posted the following:

"We wanted all of you to know, and this has to be the hardest post I've ever had to write.  We thank you all for being there every step of the way for Megan and our families.  "She is truly blessed. When the time comes, services for Megan will be held in Scottsburg, Indiana, where Megan lived most of her childhood and where her great grandparents, and her grandpa Tom was laid to rest.  Again, not sure of any details of any kind just yet, but thought we'd let you all know what was happening at this point.  Megan has fought extremely hard, her story is out there and will continue to be told.  It's just time for her to be at peace."
 
Megan's mother and Audrey Mabry, a burn survivor who has been an advocate for Megan, declined to comment.
 
Megan's father Teddy Lawhorn told ABC Action News said his daughter's diminishing condition 'hit him hard.'
 
Joshua Kimbrough charges range from attempted first-degree murder to arson and aggravated assault with a firearm.  Authorities in Polk County said Thursday they will be upping his charges to murder when Megan passes.
 
Joshua is expected in court on the first week of December for a pre-trial hearing.
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