"The doctor was rude, and didn't seem to care. She yelled at him and told him he was going to die."
No one should have to put up with this kind of treatment especially when they have a very serious illness. Is this liver specialist associated with a transplant center? If not, then I would suggest he make an appointment with a hepatologist, preferably at a teaching medical center that has a liver transplant center. If so, then seek out another doctor. All doctors are NOT created equal.
Being an alcoholic, it would take six months of sobriety to be considered for a transplant. However, these doctors are the best in the field and will know how to best treat him and hopefully prolong his life.
The worse thing for you and for him is to lose hope. Never let anyone do that to you. Try to think positive and seek out the best medical advice and treatment you can for him.
I wish you all the best at this very difficult time.
We don't know a whole lot about this, or what to expect. The doctor was rude, and didn't seem to care. She yelled at him and told him he was going to die. We haven't had anything explained to us. I've been doing research online, and everything I've read has been extremely depressing, and has taken away any hope I had. Please help, anyone that can tell me anything! I love this man very much. He is a beautiful soul and I want him there on our special day more then anything! I'm so stressed and afraid...
Thank you so much for the encouraging kind words. We set up an appointment at the Mayo client next week. Hopefully they're more positive and helpful! Praying for better news..
Wonderful news!! Nan is always such a great help on the forums, especially the liver forum with all she's been through.
Mayo is a fantastic choice! Hoping and praying he can still get help and they can stabilize him for your big day. Don't give up, your a good person to do this shortcake! I know your very busy but try to update if you get a chance!
Wishing you the best!
I'm so happy to hear he has an appt. at he Mayo Clinic. I wish you all the best. Please let us know how he is doing. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Praying it will be especially joyous for you all.
Thank you so much for your very kind words. I truly hope that sharing our experience has been and will continue to be a help to others. I know first hand how scary this can be for the patient as well as the caregivers.