I'm hopeful this will be the turning point for Mark. That he will remain stable until the call comes for the new liver. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
Mark was discharged late this afternoon. He seems to have a jaundice look to him, he was itching too. I took a look at his lab values and his Bilirubins were definitely up! I guess I am use to seeing him with a more ash color. I will be mentioning this to the doc tomorrow. His MELD score was up too. The fluid is still there, but it has gone down a lot! I guess I will just be watching him like a hawk! Thanks for your support!
Hugs to All!!
Hi Pamom, welcome to HW. It sounds like he is right around the corner for a transplant. I wish you the best with this and him getting listed ASAP! Mark isn't showing signs of confusion right now. He was admitted back into the hospital last Friday, because he had edema everywhere, worse than what it was. They are saying because his albummin is so low his body is unable to hold the fluid in the veins and since the TIPS is working and the liver is not shunting the fluid into the stomach it is going everywhere including the stomach. He also has a very high heart rate, ranging from 130-170, they are going to try to convert his heart rate by shocking him in the morning. Then they are also dealing with a low grade fever of unknown origin. I thought everything was going to be okay...but it is very trying right now. Oh yeah, once he is straighten out he will probaly lose quite a bit of fluid weight, I hope not 100 lbs. though.
Hugs and Prayers to all!