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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/11/2007 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, my dad has been diagnosed with advanced liver cirrohsis. I have the following information from the doctors report:

 Advanced liver disease with a creatinine of 111, albumin 24, bilirubin 158, ALP 201, AST 162 and ALT 75.  Of note his iron binding saturations are over 95% with ferritin of over 1600.  His alpha-fetoprotein is normal at 1.  PT23.7, INR 1.9, haemoglobin 11.9, platelets 87 and while count 4.2.  His autoimmune profile is negative and his viral serology for hepatitis B and C is also negative.  A CT scan has shown a small, shrunken liver with caudate lobe atrophy and moderate to extensive ascites.   The portal vein is patent and there is hypervascular lesion.



My family have been aware that my dad had cirrohsis but not this severe. He is still going to work and is in general good spirits. However, his apearance is yellow/grey and he really doesn't look well. I am trying to find some ray of hope amongst all the negative info.


Can anybody give me a rough guess at how much time I have left with my dad.

Is there any treatments he really should be having now?


Thank you for taking the time to read all this.


Laura sad

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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 3/11/2007 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Laura,

I am sorry about your dad's condition. My husband has ESLD also. So I know some of the things that you are going though. I can not stress enough for your dad to stop drinking. They will not even consider him for the transplant list until he has been sober for 6 months to a year. I forget the exact length of time now. Every drop of alcohol is damaging his liver more. And robbing him of precious time on earth. My husband quite his drinking over 2 years ago and it is still too late for him. He developed liver cancer and it has grown too large and mutilplied too many times in the liver that they took him off the transplant list. I too have been trying to find out how much longer my husband has left but the doctors will not give us any time line. Everything that I have found on line suggests from 6 months to a year left for my husband. But who knows. The only thing that I can tell you is to try to enjoy every minute that you are with your dad. Let your dad know how much you love him and that you want him around a while longer. You're daddy's little girl ......Use it for all it's worth. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your dad. Pink Grandma

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 3/12/2007 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your kind words!

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