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NFT: Anyone know someone who has had a liver transplant?

nyjuggernaut2 : 8/10/2019 9:55 pm
My uncle has been battling Hepatitis A since early July, and doctors informed him and my aunt that he is going to need a liver transplant because he now has acute liver failure. The operation is tomorrow morning, and wondering what his quality of life will now be after all is said and done. Hes only 56, so our family is hoping for the best.
Well  
Tom in Kzoo : 8/10/2019 10:02 pm : link
1 st thing is getting through first 6 wks - if all goes well other than some immune suppression he can live a relatively normal life .are you sure it was hep a And not B or c? Much much more likely with those 2 z
RE: Well  
nyjuggernaut2 : 8/10/2019 10:21 pm : link
In comment 14526493 Tom in Kzoo said:
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1 st thing is getting through first 6 wks - if all goes well other than some immune suppression he can live a relatively normal life .are you sure it was hep a And not B or c? Much much more likely with those 2 z


He was originally diagnosed with A. Apparently there was an outbreak of it at a golf club he is a member of. However, a couple weeks ago blood work indicated he may also have B. Then he was transferred to Mt Sinai, and when they did bloodwork there only A was coming back in the results.

Weird thing is all others that were hit with A from his club are on the mends but him, hes been hit the hardest with the virus.
A extremely rarely leads to liver failure  
Tom in Kzoo : 8/10/2019 11:39 pm : link
But chronic b/ c with A superimposed might
Underlying liver disease for other reasons like cirrhosis might too
I think liver transplants are very  
section125 : 8/11/2019 8:40 am : link
successful as a whole. May need to curtail some foods and alcohol consumption.
Very strange  
GIANTS128 : 8/11/2019 7:58 pm : link
Hep A is like the flu...I had it when I came back from Australia. You are horribly sick for a week..but thats it...May be more to this story then you know.
Wow your uncle is lucky to find a donor so quickly...  
sb from NYT Forum : 8/12/2019 12:04 am : link
especially considering hes only been sick since July. Didnt it take Steve Jobs months to find a donor?
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