Ron M.

Caregiver for Wife…

My wife, Helen Meijer, had a liver transplant at Tampa General Hospital in July 2005 (acute liver failure). Her new liver worked well for about 6 years. For the past 1 1/2 years the liver deteriorated and she passed away at age 64 in early January 2013, very recently. Despite being on lactulose and 2 x 550 mg of Xifaxan daily she had several severe bouts of HE and ended up at Tampa General Hospital for 2 x 2 week stays in November and December 2012. I have been her full-time caregiver for the past several years and watched her gradual liver failure and bouts of light, moderate and severe HE, the latter resulting in the above mentioned hospitalization.

Last updated on August 3rd, 2022 at 02:50 pm

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