My wife was diagnosed back in 2007-08 with Fatty Liver and advised to make a lot of life changes which she has been unable to do. We are currently stuck in an information vacuum with the healthcare providers because the surgeon who was going to remove her spleen and repair an umbilical hernia cancelled the surgery and referred her to a more advanced facility.
The insurance company refused the refferal because the doctor is out of network and somewhere along the line the referral was mistakenly sent in for "idiopathic scoliosis" instead of the real problem regarding the spleen, liver and umbilical hernia.
To date she has had her gall bladder removed, spleen due to be removed, now has an umbilical hernia, is beginning to lose weight which she has not been able to accomplish previously on her own. Her white blood cell counts have been all over the place, though mostly low, her neutrophils have been below 1000 on a couple of occasions.
All very scary stuff, I can't really talk to her about it because my fears are pretty dire. I believe her liver has progressed to a more advanced cirrhosis, developed portal hypertension, now has ascites which has contributed to an umbilical hernia. I hope to God I'm wrong but am taking care of her and a diabetic ten year old with the help of one of my adult children and I don't really know for sure where this is going.
Any input on her symptoms listed above and a few more I'll list below I would appreciate some input.
occasional rash's itching
tired all of the time