No one knows how long someone with End Stage Liver Disease will live. Your husband sounds like he is in the last stage of ESLD, which includes vomiting blood (bleeding esophageal varices), ascites (fluid build up on the abdomen), and possibly hepatic encephalopathy (the build up of ammonia and other toxins causing cognitive and behavioral changes). If you h...
It's hard to say. It could be something so simple as they want to do updated blood work or EKG or something to get started on treatment. Also, information in this field is changing so rapidly, it could be that your husband's gastro has changed his mind and is planning to recommend a different course. Or maybe it's just to review how to take ...
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mum. It is a blessing knowing that she was in the hospital and had palliative care and also that she's no longer suffering.
Prayers to you and your family. Hugs.
You can try to get into a trial as the above poster did, or you can ask your doctor to treat you for 12 weeks with either sofosbuvir or simeprevir, combined with RBV and Interferon. Or if you are Interferon ineligible there may be some other "off label" possibilities.
My hubby has Cirrhosis, due to Hep C. His hepatologist checks him about every 3 - 6 months. Right now every 6 months. She does labwork, ultrasound, and an office visit. I think this is just routine screening for liver cancer for anyone with Cirrhosis. Of course in my hubby's case, she is also monitoring his liver function since he hasn't been a...
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