My husband has his appointment at Salford Royal on Monday. The transplant consultant from Birmingham is coming up to Salford ,and just wondered if anyone has any tips, or suggestions regarding questions etc. We realise this is the first step to a long process and he may may not qualify to get an assessment for a transplant.
He hasn't touched alcohol since April and his main complication is Aceitis, which has leaked out of a wound in a hernia, but at present is being controlled with diuretics. He has had one episode of HE, but is now on medication for this, He is still overweight, but slowly but surely losing weight, which is a battle as when the fluid builds up he can can 20kgs.
His last hospital admission was traumatic as the hernia strangulated, and he is classed as too high risk for an operation, fortunately, it rectified itself, once the aceitis started to leak out naturally.He is also too high risk for a drain as his fluid is in pockets, rather than one big mass.
At this moment he is well, sodium levels are stable, which was another cause for concern when in hospital. He still is classes as decompensated but has moved from a grade C to a B.
Thanks in advance.