Pam has stage 4 cirrhosis and severe irreversible liver damage from the active Hepatitis C and is on the active liver transplant list at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. As a result of her poor health, Pam has not been able to return to work since last fall. Due to the severity of her symptoms and medical complications, Pam has experienced bleeding in the esophagus and stomach, along with retention of fluid in the abdomen, caused by portal hypertension. Over the last year, Pam’s health has declined so much, that she needs a lifesaving liver transplant.
After the birth of her second child in 1983, Pam had a tubal ligation and during this procedure she had to have an emergency blood transfusion. Unfortunately at that time, hospitals did not screen donated blood and Pam contracted Hepatitis C. Pam did not find out that she had Hep C until giving blood in the 90’s when the screening of blood process was in place. Pam was completely shocked when she received a letter from the blood bank telling her that she had Hepatitis C.
July 14, 2017
After the Harvony medicine in the end of 2016 and it didn't cure my Hep -C, I started Epclusa and Ribospheer, just finished it a few weeks ago and so far I have no trace of Hep C. Which helps me feel better and able to do things simple things again, like walking and being able to handle the being outside. Of, course I still have stage four cirrhosis of the liver, and I'm on the transplant waiting list. Unfortunately, I can't get a live donor, I need the whole liver with the portal vein.
February 8, 2016
I am now finished with the Harvoni ( I the hep c cure Med) and I feel pretty good, I had no real bad side effects except for gaining a little extra weight. So far the labs show the hep c is gone, if it is still out of me by the end of March, it will be out for good! Not even a trace of it in me. Now just have to wait for me to get a little sicker then I'll get my liver!!!! That's what will be the greatest.
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June 2, 2015
Pam we are thinking of you and want the best medical care for you! Prayers and encouragement for you at this trying time!
Olive and Liz
May 26, 2015
Thoughts, prayers, and well wishes are sent from NC. We love you, Pam!
Roy & Dana
May 24, 2015
Pam I know we have never met I am Tracy's mom I have heard very nice things about you and just wanted to wish you the best, I know it's a tough road to travel and I pray for you and your family . God bless