Wednesday, August 22, 2012

the day I've dreaded....

While my guy was in hospital recuperating from his very successful surgery (he is now walking only with a cane and has no more need for a wheelchair), they took his blood for the Hep C Quantitative test that was his 6-month after ending his meds.

We saw his doctor on Monday and did not get the news we hoped for.

His PCR is positive and his viral load is right back where it was before he started treatment last year. We were shocked, to say the least, since his tests have all been "undetectable" since week 4.

For both of us, it was like hitting a brick wall, and I can imagine how much worse it was for my honey. We cried; tried to take it in; and are trying to move on.

His doctor said the positive to take away from this is that my honey is intereferon-responsive. But that doesn't seem positive since he can't be treated again with this therapy. We now have to wait possibly 5 - 10 years for a new therapy to come along.  His doctor did promise to cure him, but that didn't help on that day at all.

Will try to keep posting here, but not sure when that will be. If we receive any news or information, I'll surely put it up here.

Peace, and I pray that everyone on this therapy finds that cure that we're all dreaming of.

1 comment:

  1. This is not good news. I hope new and better treatment is found sooner rather than later.