I posted on Aug 15 about my husband who had a meld score of 32. I just wanted to let you all know that he passed away yesterday at 1:45 pm in the Critical Care Unit at the UofA hospital in Edmonton. He was listed as critical but stable and appeared to be holding his own, but 2 days ago he went downhill really quickly, had severe pain in his belly and his white count was elevated again. He was on the maximum dose allowable of blood pressure meds as well on the Prisma 24/7 dialysis, but his BP could not be stabilized. He was intubated and put into a comatose state. His team of Doctors advised that despite everything they did not think he could pull through. I gave my consent to stop the BP medications and 3 hours later he finally slipped away. They think that his bowel had become infected and I gave them permission to do a partial autopsy to ascertain why, despite all the antibiotics he was on, the infection could not be cleared. I am devastated to have lost my soulmate and best friend, but I am also glad that he is no longer dealing with the horrors of this disease. Six months ago this 57 year old was a happy healthy man on the outside, but unknown to us, this horrible disease was destroying him on the inside. Thank you all for your support.
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