Hi Samantha, Sounds like you have a full plate!! I know you and your husband are excited about closing on the Condo. I am glad to hear they are probaly going to list your father!!
Mark is having a very unstable month so far. He was close to a coma state, on Thursday/Friday a.m. He is home now. He is scheduled for another paracentesis on Thursday. I just keep hanging in there!
I am so sorry to hear Mark is having such a tough time. Is the ensephalopathy because he is not able to take that much lactulose.(dehydration??) What was his MELD score in the hospital? Is he moving up? Is Mark on any anti depressants? My father was on effexor but UMDNJ doctors took him off. He is so emotional... I think that we should put him back on. Also, did Mark do any alcohol prevention classes or counseling?
Teresa, you and your family are in my thoughts! I hope today will be a better day!
I am not real sure what keeps making the encephalopathy increase. The doctor thinks a infection, but the blood cultures keep coming back negative. He has had dehydration and renal problems, which I believe are the main problems. His Meld score keeps bouncing around 18-23. He was moved up on the list last week. Mark had to attend A.A. meeting for 6 months, before he would be placed on the list for transplant, he continues to do A.A. meetings which is also required. The hepatologist is not even considering a antidepressant on Mark, he is coping. He is taking lasix now, but it may be stopped all together because his creatine keeps going up.
My prayers are with you and your family.
How is everyone doing? Things are very crazy right now. My husband is out of town for work so I have been back and forth between painting and moving in and my dads. My hubby will be back on Thursday so things will be a bit easier then. Good news, I contacted a therapist and got my father to agree to go. I know he isn't crazy about the idea, but it could help him so much. I just hope he is open about it. We go tomorrow. On Friday we go back to Mt. Sinai... so far it has been a wonderful experience. I hope that continues. We will find out where we stand with the cardiac.
I hope everyone is doing well. Once things calm down I will be able to spend a bit more time chit chatting. Warm, happy thoughts to all! Thanks for the support!
Hi Samantha, I know this post is a bit late... How did the therapist meeting go and the trip to Mt. Sanai? Hope things are coming together with your move!! Hopefully you can get some rest soon!