Last Friday, I had blood work done, saw the surgeon to check the incision site (he says it looks good. No infection. No more drainage.) The redness I have is normal after this kind of surgery, as I'm still healing on the inside. I was supposed to meet with the new hepatologist at 11 AM, but he didn't get to me until 11:45, and the van was coming for me at noon. This doc was very "pokey." He said my potassium was dangerously low, and he wanted me to go to the ER for an infusion. I told him I couldn't--had the van coming. I don't think he understood that I can't just tell them to come back later. Anyway, he gave me an Rx for Aladactone and said to stop Lasix. He also wanted me to increase my potassium to 40 mEq daily, over the weekend. I promised to go to the lab Mon. AM for repeat blood work, which I did. He had called me at 8:30 AM asking about
the meds. I told him I was just about
to leave to go to the lab. He asked me to call back at 1 PM, for results of blood work. When I called, he told me that my potassium is now "well within the normal range." So I was told to stop taking the potassium and Aldactone. He wanted me to have blood work again on Fri., and to see him. However, I don't expect to be available on Fri., so will call and see if I can make it for Mon.
I'm doing well, with only part of a liver left. However, I was told that there is mild cirrhosis in the left lobe, and if I go into liver failure, then transplant would be next. So I'm not out of the woods yet. I need to ask about
trying the combo treatment for hep C, if I'm eligible. He said if the left lobe fails, then transplant would be the next step.
Post Edited (hep93) : 6/20/2007 1:13:45 AM (GMT-6)