Hi April. We are in week 21 of treatment. Gary has almost reached the halfway point. That will be the time they check again for the hep c virus. If it is still gone, they will be able to continue with treatment. The worse part for us now is his mental status. The worse part for him is the itching and the anemia. He feels horrible every day and it makes for a rough day. At least we are in AZ where just about 100% of the time the sun shines and it is beautiful outside. Coming from VT this is such a gift for us! How are u? What is the latest with you? I hope all is well! Allison
Sorry, ran out of room . . . lol. We appreciate the care he is receiving and practicing lots of patience. He is considered a high risk patient, so it is good they are being proactive. Thanks for the support! It really means a lot.
Thanks! Unfortunately, his blood sugars are still not good enough. As a result of his higher blood sugars, his kidneys are not working well enough to get the proteins out of his system. So his protein % was 8.1 and it needs to be below 7 to be eligible for the triple tx. They want to do an ultrasound of his abdomen to check kidneys, liver and ascites . . . that will be on Tuesday. Monday they are doing a blood test for his prograf level. Prograf (Tacrolimus) is the anti rejection med he takes for the liver transplant, and the telaprevir caused the prograf to become 75% stronger or in other words, the telaprevir causes the prograf to not be able to metabolize and becomes very toxic in the body. So the docs need to know his current level. Friday sugar recheck, hopefully Sat start tx.
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