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Possible Cirrhosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 14, 2007
  • 03:54 PM

My Uncle has been in ICU for almost 2 weeks now, when he first went in, he had been feeling extremely tired, he had no energy or appetite, was jaundiced, and he was constantly itching, he was also getting some nose bleeds. What they had found out immediately, was kidney failure. His ammonia levels were high and his urine was dark brown. The Doctors started him on dialysis and gave him something to flush his bowels out, they did blood work and found no Hepatatitis, they then decided they would do an endoscope because they suspected a blocked bile duct, when they went in they found ulcers. Then 2 days later they decided he needed his gallbladder removed, they went in to remove that which it was damaged and they saw that his liver was damaged, the Doctor said it looked like Cirhossis, but the
Doctor was unable to take a sample because he was bleeding too much
he lost 3 pints of blood, so they just wanted to hurry and close him up. His blood pressure has been really low since he has been in the hosptial, but they have him on some medication to keep it stable. They have never done an MRI, but I don't know what that would tell, if it would tell what kind of liver damage. My family is really confused at what is going on, any information would be helpful. Also my Uncle was diagnosed about 5 years ago with Cryptococcus, a rare fungal disease in the brain and he has had to take an anti-fungal since then to keep it from spreading, because of this condition, he had lost his hearing, which makes it hard for him to understand.
If anyone has any information as to what all this means it would be greatly appreciated.

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