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Hep C Liver Failure and Death

Hep C and liver failure

Liver failure can happen very quickly and is usually fatal

Hep C and Death from Liver Failure

A US Veteran with Hep C

A couple of days ago a US veteran with Hep C posted in my Facebook group:

AB wrote

Hey guys I’ve jaundice for 2 weeks and have no energy. My VA is dragging things how long can I survive this way?

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You must get treatment ASAP… liver failure can be sudden and fatal… if money is an issue let me know and I’ll do whatever I am able to help you
AB

 Greg, thank you for so much love this is my fight for my wrongs. I appreciate you! I did a fresh set of labs yesterday and will speak with my doc today requesting to be admitted

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Okay AB, good luck with it but remember that liver failure can be sudden and fatal… best wishes to you

Hep C is fatal

Hopefully, AB will get his treatment from Veterans Affairs very soon because the facts are that one percent of all people with Hep C die every year from liver failure. One of the difficult things in my world is to convince people who have Hep C that they should get rid of it urgently, that every day a person has Hepatitis C increases the chance of fatal consequences.

I guess some people think that I am being a panic merchant when I push this line, but I push it because I know too many people who have died from Hep C induced liver failure who would not have died if that had started Hep C treatment a little sooner.

Here is a sad example of this; a young man who died from Hep C induced liver failure just before Christmas. A lady from the USA who I helped with getting Hep C treatment a couple of years ago wrote to me to try to organise medication for the nephew of a close friend:

N### sent December 3, 2020 at 4:51 AM
Hi Greg. Hope all is well where you are at. I have one of my best friends in Tulsa needing to know how much treatment for her nephew would be thru you.
The doctors won’t treat him. He doesn’t do street drugs but has to dose every morning at the methadone clinic. But they r still refusing to treat him.
Greg sent December 3, 2020 at 8:33 AM
That’s so wrong!!!
The meds would cost between $500 and $700 Depending on what treatment he needs
N#### sent December 3, 2020 at 8:52 AM
Ok. Oh I know and, Mr Greg, he looks like that one man that looked pregnant.
N### sent December 3, 2020 at 8:52 AM
I need to find out his genotype right?
N#### sent December 3, 2020 at 8:52 AM
His belly is hugely swollen with ascites.
N####  sent December 3, 2020 at 8:52 AM
It’s my best friend’s relative it’s her nephew. Do u want me to tell her to email you to organise medicine? Would that be best?
Greg sent December 3, 2020 at 9:35 AM
If they know the genotype it is good. If not we can move forward without it. What State do they live in?
N#### sent December 3, 2020 at 11:01 AM
 Oklahoma
Greg sent December 4, 2020 at 10:40 AM

Three Weeks Later: Sad News

N#### sent December 30, 2020 at 2:08 AM
Oh Mr. Greg. The young man I asked about meds for his Hep. C, my best friend’s nephew. He did not make it and passed away early Sunday morning. His body couldn’t take anymore. His liver stopped working.
He was orange, his eyeballs were orange, but he had a green tint too. But he couldn’t swallow one day on Thur. But I didn’t know it was his body shutting down. I had convinced myself Johnny would recover like he always does. But he did not Mr. Greg. So drinking red wine must b hard on the liver. Melissa thinks his Hep.C was more advanced than it was.
I kept telling them all to get his treatment. I told them every year since 2017. I should have pushed more. I should have stayed on them until it was done.
We are seeing if his mom still has the virus active. Ok. I thought it’s best to see if she’s is still active, his mom. Will be going to Okla. For the services, so I will talk to him and see how well she is doing
I told them 3 years ago when I was going thru treatment to get her and her son Johnny’s meds from you. I’m still in shock I think. 
Greg sent Today at 1:45 PM
Its a very sad outcome that could easily have been prevented if he had got the treatment before his liver failed. Certainly, the signs of approaching liver failure were obvious 🙁

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