My mother has had Hep C for years. A year and half she was diagnosed with beginning stages of cirrhosis. Now she has the blotchy skin, confusion, high levels of ammonia. At first I thought she had early on set of dementia. The her dr. told her Wednesday that she had hepatic encephalopathy. What should I be expecting the next step to be?
She has tried three different types of treatment. She has went through chemo twice. The doctors told her in 2010 that there was not much else they could do for her. The last round of shots that I was giving her was working, but she could not take the blood builders to build back up her blood so they had to stop.
I have done interferon/ribavirin treatment twice. Liver specialist advised against the 2009 round. Before that was 2005. the 2005 caused damage. every new MD I see tells me how much progress has been made with treatments. even though liver specialist says 2005 caused too much internal damage to do anymore. The best I can tell, hep c for approx. 30/35 years. many side effects. no medical help. They all push a 3rd round of treatment which I can npt physically or mentally handle again. Guess, I am through witk treatments. just take whatever comes my way. only god knows. Good luck. I jope treatment helps everyone else.
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