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Lucy05
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys, it's Lucy. I have had a few days to ponder my dilemma with my sick dad. I'm going to give him a visit this weekend and have "the talk" with him. I suppose in my heart I knew it was the right thing to do....I guess I just needed a push in the right direction. Thanks to all of you that have responded and given me words of encouragement. I feel like that I have made some new friends. :)
I have been researching and getting all the information that is available on all things liver....I am sure each and every one of you have done the same thing. I am wondering if anyone here has had any experience with or have themselves been a live donor? I am young and healthy and a close genetic match to Dad. I know that I am getting ahead of myself, since I don't have all the facts about Dad and his illness, but it may offer some hope.
I hope everyone is having a good day, thanks again for your kind thoughts and advice!!
Lucy-

worriedgirl
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   Posted 9/7/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
most hospitals wont do a live donor, at least here in ohio they wouldnt. they told me it wouldnt do much good as it would just eat that part of the liver up to.
The only person who can make you happy is you. Be your own self and love who you are because each and every one of you are wonderful for who you are
 
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.

hep93
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   Posted 9/7/2010 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Lucy!  You'll have to let us know how "the talk" goes.  There are far fewer live donor transplants done than cadaver ones, primarily because of the risk to the donor.  WG, that "reason" doesn't make sense...if that were the case, there wouldn't be any transplants at all.  The fact is that if someone has liver disease because of alcoholism, yes, if one continues to drink then the new liver would eventually fail as well.  That is why they have such stringent rules regarding drinkers and transplant.  If a person has hep C, a transplant doesn't cure the virus.  It's in the system.  So over time it will affect the new liver, unless hep C treatment is initiated.

The live donor idea is sometimes considered for recipients who have not had much sobriety, who otherwise would not be a candidate for transplant.

Hugs,

Connie


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arneeb
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   Posted 9/8/2010 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
way to go Lucy.. and will keep positive thoughts for your talk... Sandi
There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still... Corrie Ten Boom

worriedgirl
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   Posted 9/8/2010 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
i could be wrong then, i was in state of shock and so much going around. it could be hers was just to far gone but either way i know for my mom it wasnt an option
The only person who can make you happy is you. Be your own self and love who you are because each and every one of you are wonderful for who you are
 
"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.
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