Friday, May 24, 2013

The Latest Update On Maria's Liver Results

I would like to give everyone an update if anyone is wondering on the status of Maria’s blood tests. If you did not read the last post here it is. 

We received the news of the blood tests early this week.  They were again checking to see if her elevated liver enzymes were tied to any genetic diseases.  Celiac disease, Alpha 1, and lupus to name a few.  The results did come back showing that Maria does NOT have any of these genetic diseases. So some of you may say well that is great news.  In fact, that was my first initial reaction but we still do not have a single answer yet.  Maria’s liver enzymes are triple what they should be for someone of her age and her current health.

So now what? If you recall the doctor wanted to rule some things out and the first step was to rule out those genetic diseases.  Now, the doctor would like to have an MRI performed on her liver.  The MRI will be used to see her liver basically the imaging inside the liver and the surrounding organs.  They will be able to see if there are any growths, tumors, or if there is any possible liver disease.  The MRI will also look at blood flow to the liver and make sure things are not blocked to any organs.  Maria has had an ultrasound performed and the results show nothing wrong with the shape of the liver or any growths.  The MRI will provide a more definitive answer than the ultrasound is what I have read.  

We are still waiting on the radiology department to setup the MRI.  So we sit here and wait.  It is not fun at all not knowing what is going on and that something maybe wrong with the one you love and care about.   I am hoping that Maria fits into that category the doctor has of seeing about 20 patients in his career who just have elevated liver enzymes for no apparent diagnosed reason.  

If there is anything that could be possibly wrong with anything I know that this family will take whatever steps is necessary to return Maria back to full health.  It seems like this road back to 100% health has been very long and even a mystery but I know we will get to the bottom of this.  This family is stronger because of our path we have been on these last few years and nothing will ever bring us down!

So that is the update and I will post again when I have more information.  Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.   

4 comments:

  1. Hope you get some answers soon!

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    1. Thaks Amy! I hope it will be soon!

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  2. Praying that you get some answers and that everything is ok!

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    1. Thanks Christine for keeping us in your prayers!

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