I just wanted to give an update on Robert's results for his liver transplant evaluation at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. I must say, we were very impressed with their professionalism, tactfulness, politness, etc. They are the absolute best! Excellent Doctors!
Well, there is good news and somewhat bad news if you can call it that. The good news is, Robert's health overall is great. All his tests were negative. No heart problems, no lung problems, no infectious diseases and no cancer or tumors! Praise the lord on that! The only problem he has is his liver problems. The bad news, Robert is sick enough where he qualifies for a transplant. However, they said that if his quality of life remains the same as it is now and he doesn't become more sick, chances are, he could go on living with what he has and perhaps not get the transplant. If he does become more sick, develops cancer, etc. then he should probably think about transplant. They want him to get listed as soon as possible. He cannot get listed because he needs to complete a chemical dependency program first. Not AA but this type of program which is a different approach, I guess. He admitted to the social worker that he did not like going to AA because he doesn't like hearing other people's current or past problems and that it depresses him more to hear it. So with him saying that, they recommended he attend this outpatient chemcial dependency program instead of AA. Good news, Robert is all for it! Woohoo!
So we had an overall pleasent experience. No kidding on the long days. They were very exhausting! We had to be at Mayo about
6:15am every day and our days ended about
4:30-5:00pm. But well worth every minute! Robert was so happy that he went and is willing to be compliant with everything they are asking. He had to sign a Transplant Program Abstinence Contract and he did that. Thank you everyone for your support, thoughts and prayers! As always, I will continue to read and post!
*Hugs, Thoughts, and Prayers*
*Shel in New Mexico, USA*