Hello myfather and all,
Actually we knew dad got hepC in about 15 years ago. He got it from the blood transfer during one of his operation. At that time the Dr. did not tell us much. Just told dad not to touch alcohol, raw food and shell fish. They did not explain to us the possibility that hepC will turn to cirrhosis.
In 1997, his feet/leg always feels cramp. We thought he did too much golfing. In around 2002 his feet started on and off swelling. The doctor only gave him water pill to get ride of those accumulation. His blood sugar also high at that time and we thought that his swelling was becasue of diabetic. The Dr. still never mention to us anything about cirrhosis. In around 2004, he started to complaine tummy/stomach pain. We all thought was some problem with his digestive system. He went to check with so many things and still unable to find out the reason. In Beg of 2007 he did suffered a minor heart attack. He don't have any heart problem so we did not aware he did suffered a minor heart attack. We did tell the Dr. the incident and he did more blood test and found out that his blood count was low from Nov 2006 101, Mar 2007 86 and April 2007 only down to 56. Dr. decided to give him blood transfusion. They still don't know what caused all these stuffs.
In May 2007 one day he really felt the pains around his chest area and insist to go to hospital. Confirmed he got the heart attack based on the blood test and he did suffered some kind of minor heart attack before as well. This time still not mention anything about cirrhosis. Since then, dad needed blood transfusion every 6 weeks because he cannot make enough blood count from his own. He also in/out the hospital for a few times.
As I mentioned before the Aug 2007 he was addmitted again to the hospital. This time the Dr finally confirmed to us that Dad is at the end stage of final cirrhosis. I am wonder if it was not the internal bleeding would they be able to know what wrong with my dad?
My family did go thru/ a very stressful time since May 2007. Anyhow, my dad is at a very peaceful place now. We still miss our dad but all of our family will stay positive to contineous our life. Thanks for all your support.
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.