Welcome to a new member, adlady16.
I'm moving her post here, so that it doesn't get lost. Please share your wealth of experience and say hello.
Here is her message:
I've just read thru most of the postings here and first I want to express my sympathy to all of you who have lost loved ones or are going thru such a tough time. My mom was diagnosed with cirrocis of the liver approx 8 yrs ago. Right now, she goes from hospital to re-hab to hospital, back and forth constantly. My dad passed away this past March and I really think that he was what she was living for as she was his caregiver. He suffered from diabetes, congestive heart failure, etc. Now it seems as if she can't fight her own disease any longer. Her legs have been swollen and she suffers from excruciating pain from that. The dr's are giving
her percocet for the pain. Her ammonia level see-saws back and forth. I just got a call today from re-hab saying that she's very confused and doesn't know where she is. That last time this happened was in the hosital where she was very close to slipping into a coma. They gave her the enemas to help rid her body of the toxins. So right now, as I type, I'm fighting to get her back into the hospital immediately.
After I read all the postings here, it helped me to know that there are unfortunately, alot of other people going thru this terrible hardship, but it does help to talk and share.
Any comments or ideas would be welcomed!!!
Fiance had HCV, cirrhosis, ESLD, ascites, and portal hypertension. Was transplanted June 2004. Now, on interferon and ribavirin. Hepatitis C is back.
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.