Sunday, October 31, 2010

Playing the Numbers Game

Several weeks ago I had a Therasphere treatment scheduled. This treatment was postponed due to my Bilirubin being too high. It is supposed to be below 2 and it was at 5. They gave me IV fluids to detox my liver and bring my Bilirubin count back down. They got it down to 3.4 the doctor told me that it was up to me if I wanted to go ahead but that he was concerned because if you do a Therasphere treatment with your Bilirubin above 2 you take the risk of causing Liver failure.

I chose to go forward with the treatment figuring that it was not going to get better. Well they checked them again recently and found that it went down to 2.2 and then recently it was back up to 5.5. NOT good. So I have been going in and having them give me IV fluids to try and flush the toxins out of my system. I have to keep going back and getting more fluids to keep my liver clean but it should help. Monday they are going to check my Bilirubin again and see where I am at now. Hopefully it is down a bit.

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