Fiance had HCV, cirrhosis, ESLD, ascites, and portal hypertension. Was transplanted June 2004. Now, on interferon and ribavirin. Hepatitis C is back.
Post Edited By Moderator (~Jennifer~) : 10/13/2005 6:37:13 AM (GMT-6)
I am answering the lady with the husband with the failing liver
My son has ascities and I am very concerned
I have him on some special herbs that theyhave done a blind study on thta is to regenerate the live and help the acities
I will be glad to send you a link
Let me know how he is doing
This post in in answer to the person whos dad has liver problems
Is the lactolose helping
How does he take it by mouth?
I am giving my son special herbs done in a blind study to regenerate the liver I will be glad to send you a link
Let me know if he has ascities
Hang in there - my Dad is almost himself but still confused - it is hard convincing him to take the lactulose because it really runs through him but now he is anemic so he is taking iron so he needs to take the lactulose - I know he is ready to be back to his old self but I don't know if he'll get all the way there - I hope he can even if it's for a short time - his legs have started to swell but not his abdomen - thank goodness for small things I guess - he is taking water pills but those are hard on the kidneys - it just keeps adding up - it is nice he is his joking self now though - I'm enjoying my time with him
Hang in there! It is so hard - I was just thinking last night - I'm so glad my Dad is mentally back to himself he was like your husband combative and pissed off and feeling crappy and paranoid like I was doing this to him every day it would just bring me down - and your right about the weekends - by Thursday (even now) I think wow he is doing great and then he slows down on the weekend. I noticed with us too - my Dad would start feeling better and do too much and not eat as well and I think that contributes to the weekend slow downs??? He seems like he has had a few beers it is wierd. This past Thursday I thought - wow he is back to himself - and then Sat. he walked about 3 miles and Sunday he was wiped out. My Dad just ended the water pills so I hope the swelling stays down - the nurse came today and seems to think they will release him from hospice when the 90 days is up (in a couple weeks) so that perked him up. I know I have to just enjoy this time with him but now the subject of us moving out will be comming up and then we will have to have actual conversations about his health and how he got to the place he is at and how I'll have to help - and him not driving - which will not be fun and I'm just always waiting for the downhill slide.
Does your husband get frustrated with you asking what he wants? My Dad would go nuts but I knew he wanted something but he couldn't articulate it and he would say I just want you to stop talking (adding a few choice words)- AUGH - it hurt my feelings alot and I understand his frustration - my family would rationalize it for me but it still hurt and brought me down - I hope this time I have now I can figure out how to handle it when it happens again.
Here's wishing you some good days - thanks for listening!
I'm so sorry to read what is going on with you - I'm glad you got hospice help - they are terrific and they really helped me to be calm - gave me good information and advice -- you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Oh I am so so sorry. I'm just so sorry. Your in my thoughts - take care of yourself.
I'm sorry - my thoughts and prayers go out to you.