Sick Gall Bladder

Posted by hogan_g1937 @hogan_g1937, Feb 27, 2018

Good morning all, I really enjoy reading all the discussions. My question is my husband is waiting on a liver due to alcohol abuse and Hep-C. He is being treated for HCC. He also has a bad gal bladder that is giving him the blues and he is always in pain. The doctors have said it is too dangerous to remove the gall bladder and they are waiting to remove it when he has the transplant. I am afraid he will get gain green which I have been told can happen. Any suggestions/

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@rosemarya

@jodeej, @contentandwell and @hogan_g1937, I noticed a very interesting conversation that you were having about MELD scores. I want to share this link with you:The MELD Score: Definitions and Frequently Asked Questions

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/newsfeed-post/the-meld-score-definitions-and-frequently-asked-questions/

If you have not already discovered the Pages section on Connect, I would like to point it out to you. The Newsfeed section should be especially informative for you.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/

Rosemary

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@contentandwell, We are certainly not a "One size fits all" kind of group! We have so many varying symptoms and numbers and questions – and – the wonderful doctors and specialists on our transplant team, figure it all out for us!
Rosemary

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@rosemarya

@hogan_g1937, I am sorry to hear of your husband's continuing pain. Has it become worse since your earlier post in January? I can understand him feeling 'blue' with the pain he is currently experiencing. I do not have any experience with the gall bladder issue. It sounds like his doctors have his best interest in mind by avoiding a surgical procedure that would be dangerous for him at this time. Try to take some comfort in knowing that they want what is in his best interest, and try to hold on to the hope that this is a temporary situation.

I have learned that we cannot prevent emergencies, but the good news is that we can do our part by taking immediate action if/when needed. In my own experience, while waiting for my liver transplant, when my kidneys failed suddenly, my husband took immediate action and got me to the ER.. I understand your fear. And I don't want to add fear, but are you aware of the signs of infection that would require immediate action?
Here is information about the gall bladder if you want to look at it.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cholecystitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20364867

Is he currently active on the transplant list? What are they telling you about pain relief?
Rosemary

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@hogan_g1937, I continue prayers for you and your husband.
Rosemary

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@rosemarya

@hogan_g1937, I am sorry to hear of your husband's continuing pain. Has it become worse since your earlier post in January? I can understand him feeling 'blue' with the pain he is currently experiencing. I do not have any experience with the gall bladder issue. It sounds like his doctors have his best interest in mind by avoiding a surgical procedure that would be dangerous for him at this time. Try to take some comfort in knowing that they want what is in his best interest, and try to hold on to the hope that this is a temporary situation.

I have learned that we cannot prevent emergencies, but the good news is that we can do our part by taking immediate action if/when needed. In my own experience, while waiting for my liver transplant, when my kidneys failed suddenly, my husband took immediate action and got me to the ER.. I understand your fear. And I don't want to add fear, but are you aware of the signs of infection that would require immediate action?
Here is information about the gall bladder if you want to look at it.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cholecystitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20364867

Is he currently active on the transplant list? What are they telling you about pain relief?
Rosemary

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Thank you all prayers are greatly appreciated

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