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mother hep c final liver failure HELP

reaching out to connect & share. im 35. my mother is 55 and in the last stages of liver failure caused by hep c. no transplant. her body couldnt handle interferon. no hospice per her request. her husband cares for her 24/7. her symptoms include swollen belly (which gets tapped every other week or 2) water on brain, confusion/slow slurred speech when water on brain, enlarged spleen, kidneys now effected, open itchy sores, off balance, days & nights flipflopped, sleeps alot, falls down, etc shes been in this l ingering state for several months now. anyone with a similar experience? i assume its towards the end. how much longer can this last. so sad to watch. shes accepted her death and so have I. we just sit and watch.


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so sorry for what is happening to your family, I will pray for you all

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sorry you and your family are going through this. this is perhaps one of the worse deaths and very hard on the sick person and the family. what a shame your mother couldn't do the interferon it may have helped her.
My prayers go out to your mother and family. God bless
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obviously the interferon COULD NOT help this lady.
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448147 tn?1269818087
Thank you for your kind words...............Correct the Interferon could not help her. It was very harsh on her body. her hair & eyebrows fell out and she ended up in the hospital w seizures. Shes near the end and has been in this end state for the past year. recently her kidneys & spleen are effected. Im just wondering how much longer or if someone has a similar experience. Again thankyou.
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I'm very sorry to hear that your mother is nearing the end.  As copyman said, It is such a shame she was unable to tolerate interferon. We see so many unpleasant endings when people can't or won't treat this dreadful virus

I wish you strength during your mothers last days and hope she gently passes into Gods hands.
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897070 tn?1320652629
God bless
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1327764 tn?1275125129
im new to this so please bare with me,im in process of makin a complaint against the nhs ,ten years ago i was told thru the std clinic i didnt havr hep c then few weeks later gets a call sayin they did a pcr snd i do have it, well ten years on i have the anti bodies but no hep c virus ,iv kept tellin the docs i was fine and had asked them to test me again but was told no test as once u have hep c u always have it, so i went to a place where they do the hep c test but u dont hav 2 tell them ur name thats where i found out i didnt hav the virus but only the antibodies, ive had liver biopsy plus ten years of goin to hosp for checkups, can anyone tell me hav i cleared the virus in the first six month of havin it or how long does it take ...
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1318296 tn?1274808023
I know that there is a small percentage of people that clear the virus on their own. I think that this often happens without the person ever knowing that they had it. They may have been sick for a while and just figured they had a bug. Anyway, when this happens the antibodies will always be present. This is probably what happened to you.
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