Friday, December 2, 2016

Dealing with a new diagnosis

Here at home, Chaya received a new diagnosis this week from the gastro doctor: Autoimmune Hepatitis. He told us its cause is unknown and it is almost unheard of in patients as young as Chaya.

So while she is no longer on Valproic Acid, it is unlikely that her liver will repair itself to any extent. On the contrary, as the doctor added, progression of the disease is the sole prognosis.

Her assisted walking with me has deteriorated dramatically in the past week and she looks gaunt now that excess fluid is being removed by diuretics.

All in all, Chaya is not in a good place.

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