Okieladie I have been watching for someone to come on that has already had a transplant. I'm not familiar with the post you were talking about but I will keep my eyes open. What was your husbands MELD score when he got his transplant. Do you know how he contacted the cancer. Was it already in the new liver. I'm just curious because I've been reading alot about bad liver being transplanted. My prayers are with you.
we found out about Jerry being sick on August 7, 2007 with Hep C, never had been sick except for a kidney stone or two in the 30 years we've been married, Aug 21st he was airlifted to the transplant hospital with bleeding varicies and told that he would need a transplant within the next 2 years. In Sept he began seeing the liver dr had a meld score of maybe a 10 or so, the next week it was 15 and they decided he could be evaluated, the next week it was 25 and they put him in the hospital to do a quick evaluation and try to get some numbers to come down. The week before Oct 7 we saw the transplant surgeon for his evaluation on a Wednesday I think, that Sunday I got him to the next big town and they took him by ambulance to the transplant hospital, by the 9th or 10th he was on life support and his MELD score was about 48 on a scale of 6 to 40. In other words he skipped alot of steps. We didn't know he had liver cancer until the transplant, they had never done a biopsy on him. His cancer was very advanced and probably shouldn't have got the liver, but I feel like God wanted to give us a chance at Hello's and I Love You's and making some good memories for our kids and grandkids, because when he first got sick it was a very bad time. The liver he received was a good liver. I know for a fact that liver was tested and checked before he got it. While we were there while Jerry was so sick, a lady was called in for a transplant and was being prepped and everything and when checking out the liver they found Hep B and would not let her have it. I feel very confident that if you go to a reputable hospital that you will get a good liver. It has been documented that if you have advanced cancer as Jerry did that the likely hood of it recurring is very high. The doctors did there job with the information they had available. We had ours at Integris Baptist Medical Center in OKC. I know this is a long post, but every story is different. I truly hope and pray your story will be better.
Okielady Thank you so much for taking the time. We don't hear much from people after they get their transplant. Your story should be told it is a miracle. I pray for a long happy life for your Jerry. Those grandkids are so wonderful. We have 11 and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I do believe someone was watching over your Jerry.. Be well and keep in touch.