Originally Posted by Chochies
Thanks for all the replys. The hepatolagest the hospitol told us he would not make it through a liver transplant because of deterioration of the liver he also has diabeties and the hep doctor said that would infect the new liver. His doctor also told us he would not be eligible for a liver transplant but I am going to look into it. My husband has not had any alcohol in over a year and he was a heroin addict but stoped using three years ago. He is on a low dose of methadone 20 gms a day so I dont know if that is what prevents him from the transpland. The doctor said his liver is very bad. He has been taking very good care of himself. Once again thanks and I will let you know what happens.
Diabetes is not infectious. It is, or can be, a very serious medical problem, especially if not controlled by diet and avoiding sugar, alcohol, and so on. But it is NOT a liver disease. I think there is some miscommunication going on.
The hep probably WILL reinfect the new liver. this is common and is part of what transplant centers deal with.
The severe deterioration of your husband's liver, to say it again, is WHY he should be evaluated for transplant. They do not do these things unless the person is likely to die otherwise. In other words, serious liver disease cases get higher priority for transplant--unless the patient is so sick that he or she is unlikely to survive the operation, of course. This is for the transplant center to determine--it is a key part of their evaluation of the case. It's not up to your local doc, or the hepatologist, either. The transplanters will also want reassurances that he is not currrently abusing drugs or using alcohol at all. I don't know what they will think of the methadone. You should go find out, asap.
I am uncertain what is being missed in the communication, but it seems a serious gap or series of gaps. Try doing your own research tryhcop.org, other sites. Start slow, question, question, question, but don't stop until things make real sense to you.