WHAT are the options for portal hypertension? Dr. Kevn Hsu of Austin Texas only has Ricky on Naldolol to keep the pressure down... but Rick has spleen and most Pancreatiitis attacks often... it is so hard to have a no fat diet and not lose more weight.. .Lost 40 pounds so far.. he was 176 now 136 pounds now..
I want Ricky on a liver transplant list.. Dr. Hsu thinks I am stressing Ricky out... I dont think so... another Dr.. suggested that Ricky be put on a transplant list. while he still has some time..
Ricky already acts confused and cant remember a damn thing I tell him. I AM worried that Dr. Hsu is not telling us something.
**** first sign of Rickys Portal Hypertension was the big vein by his belly button that hurt to touch it... His liver biopsy was sent to Mayo Clinic and he was diagnosed with liver disease.. NON ALCOHOLIC LIVER DISEASE is what we THink he has... not even sure...
HE doesnt have HIV nor Hepatitis..
He is not a big drinker..social drinker.. on holidays mostly.. . the day they told him of this.. he quit alcohol completey... ive only seen him drunk 3 times in 10 years... that was 2 weddings and 4th of July... LOL...
Can this be hereditary.?