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My sister is 27 and dying and we need help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 16, 2009
  • 05:27 AM

My sister has been in the hospital for 9 weeks and still no dianosis. She started with abdominal pain that felt like a lump followed by vomitting. Doctors removed her gall bladder. after surgery she ended up with a staph infection, inflammed liver, edema, ascites, sepsis and an altered mental state from high ammonia levels. she has had UTI's on and off, has not been able to get pregnant but has normal cycles and a poor nutrional diet before going into the hospital. In the 9 weeks she has had many infections, varices, bleeding in her bowels, 2 feet of bowel removed, inflammation of the bowel after surgery in a different area, inflammed liver, ascites, severe edema, anorexia, shaking, misdiagnosed with guillian barre syndrome, no use of legs and barely controls her arms. There are so many symptoms I dont even know if i got them all at this point. I just don't know where to go, she is at penn state hershey hospital and has not been diagnosed with anything other than alcoholic hepatitis and slight cirrohosis of the liver both of which are "reaching." Where can i find a doctor who is willing to help my sister and make her better? If you think you can help my email is mschafe1@ycp.edu. thanks!

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