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So where is Michi at now?
If on intravenous fluids, is he not already hospitalized?
Do you know what medications he is on?
Thanks for the information. I am very concerned that he hasn't made a turn around in 8 days while hospitalized. Based on that and not really dealing with the case myself, I would say his condition is guarded to poor for survival. At this point, if he is to have a chance, I would see if you can get him to a specialist sooner than the next 48 hours; preferably today if you can. He may benefit better from a feeding tube. They can get more nutrition into him. It is hard to get the right amount of nutrition into them with syringe feeding, plus it just causes food aversion. If he hasn't had an x-ray and ultrasound of the abdomen, he definitely needs that as well. I feel that on the course he is on right now, he will not make it. Usually they start to show a turn around on day 3 or 4 if the prognosis is going to be good. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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You are welcome. I think that a biopsy of the liver is a good idea, but I would do with via ultrasound and have his blood clotting factors checked (they are made in the liver) to make sure he doesn't bleed excessively from it. Liver failure can be the end, but I think here is still some chance of him pulling through, which is why I would get to specialist sooner than later. Hope this helps.
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