My 46-year old son (end-stage liver) was discharged from a local hospital (transfusions and paracenteses) and transferred to a rehabilitation clinic. This place appears to be a hospice in disguise with no patient advocacy and little or no effort to do regular blood work, taps, etc. I had to haul him out of there last week to Mayo (Phoenix) ER to get cipro and an albumin IV, as well as a referral upstairs to Hepatology. He returned to rehab for his bed and three squares. Is there a more aggressive/proactive facility he should be in to monitor/tap his ascites and watch out for SBP?
I am familiar with Phoenix and also an 11 year liver recipient. The only hospitals doing livers in Phoenix are Mayo and Banner Good Samaritan. If he has a referral to Mayo hepatology, ask at the appt if he would be eligible for transplant. I recommend Mayo highly.
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