Hello Christina and Judy and a big welcome to HealingWell. Judy I take it you are the wife correct? We won't delete the post. Somehow Judy your post is incorporated into Christina's post. How did you do that one?
Anyways we are glad you found us but sure wish you didn't have the need to. This disease is a roller coaster ride that's for sure. But each ride is a little different for each patient.
Hopefully he can get to a GI doctor very soon. Too bad a Hepatologist isn't closer. My husband's GI was almost useless. So hopefully his will be better educated than my husband's.
Please continue reading over the older posts.......They are very educational.
Christina, I know there was one person here whose husband had a hernia that the docs wouldn't repair because of his medical condition. Two months after I had the rt. lobe of my liver removed, due to cancer, I developed an incisional hernia. I had to wait awhile to recover from the first surgery before he would repair it. Then it came back about 6 mos. later and I had it repaired again. This time, it held (so far--knock wood.)
You can call his doctor to discuss it, but don't "demand" that it be repaired until you know if your father is medically stable enough to have the surgery. I'm glad that he is now at home.