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My wife has last stage liver disease, She is on lactulose

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My wife has last stage liver disease, She is on lactulose and is bed ridden in hospital. They are sending her to Montreal next week to see if she qualifes for a liver transplant. I am praying but does a person that ill qualify?? One Dr. told me that he has seen much sicker people get a transplant. Is that possible???
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 5 years ago.

Yes, that is correct. In fact, in the US at least, most people who get a liver transplant are quite ill.

I agree with your doctor. Being bedridden and in the hospital is pretty standard for liver transplant.

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