have they talked to you about treating your hep C?
yes but has already caused the cirrhotic live so why bother?
To prevent the progression of the disease
just because you have some scarring of the liver doesn't mean that it ceases to function completely
and your dogs needs you
I thought it progressed on its own. I also have ascites and chronic diarrhea.
have you seen a GI doctor recently?
are you on the list for transplantation?
I thought I would give the kids the things that I want them to have and end it next year on my birthday. Bad subject for transplant because of age and I read that it will go into a new liver too.
I guess I am still in shock, denial, anger, and depressed. So don't know exactly what I am going to do.
Here is the most recent thinking of treatment:
Cirrhosis due to chronic hepatitis C is now the leading indication for liver transplantation in the United States. Current data from existing clinical trials suggest that 41% of patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) and 73% with genotype 2 or 3 infection with advanced fibrosis or early compensated cirrhosis can achieve sustained virologic response (SVR) to antiviral therapy. However, response to therapy declines with severity of liver disease and nonresponse to prior interferon-based regimens. Although SVR rates are low in patients with decompensated cirrhosis, on-treatment clearance of HCV from blood occurs in about 30% of those with genotype 1 infection and 80% of those with genotype 2 or 3. In addition, recent reports suggest that pretransplantation clearance of HCV RNA from blood may reduce the risk of HCV recurrence after transplantation. In the absence of a virologic cure, maintenance therapy with peginterferon may slow disease progression and reduce the rate of clinical decompensation.
I would talk to your GI doctor. You may find that you have more options than you thought you did
I will talk to her next week. I have genotype 1
please keep me posted
41% is pretty good
And the HCV has erupted a couple of times but then goes away. They found it due to an over load of iron in my routine blood test. Which is funny because I had to take iron shots because I was anemic
huh- lucky I guess
yeah. My puppies they are 10, 11, and 12 And getting a 3 month old and 8 week old on the 5th of October. So try to keep positive for them. Guess I'm just having a bad week.
wow. what kind of dogs?
one Chihuahua who is the mother. She is blind and diabetic. She mated with my Papillion. and they had 5 puppies. We kept them all. Then he had 2 with his daughter and they are completely crazy. He died from a massive heart attack two years ago. The puppies we are getting are Border Collies
Sounds like you will be pretty busy!
The toy Chihuahua was only supposed to be 5 or less pounds, but she weighs 20
Well, I hope that I was able to provide you with excellent service tonight?
Yeah they saw me coming because I wanteda brindle
thank you so much!!!!! Feel better now.
you are welcome.
Did I provide you with excellent service? :-)?
I will write again when I talk to my Doctor
great. I appreciate you keeping me updated.
See you net week or later. Depends on when I see her. Brandi
ok. I trust you will come back and rate this
Already did. Bye for now
you haven't finished the rating yet?
Brandi- I am confused did you rate this chat or not?
yes I did.
how did you rate it?
As high as I could.
I look forward to hearing from you in 1 week
I will email you to remind you