By writer to flushingview.mihomepaper.com
MUNDY TWP. — Robert Darrell Hughey and his household proceed to attend and hope for somebody to save lots of his life.
Hughey, 66, of Mundy Township, has been trying to find a residing liver donor for greater than a 12 months. (See the Feb. 20 Swartz Creek View article at swartzcreekview.mihomepaper.com/articles/mundy-twp-man-searching-for-living-donor/.)
Medical doctors have mentioned Hughey’s liver illness resulted from diabetes, which went undiagnosed for greater than a decade, he mentioned. Over time, the diabetes induced fatty tissue to construct up in Hughey’s liver, leading to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. The fatty tissue induced scaring, or cirrhosis, of the liver.
His solely hope, Hughey has mentioned, is a transplant; however Hughey doesn’t qualify for a liver from a deceased donor. So, he and his household have been trying to find greater than a 12 months for somebody keen to donate lower than half of their wholesome liver. The donor’s remaining liver will regrow and return to its presurgery situation inside a few months.
Anybody concerned about extra data could name Shirley Hughey at 810-407-3624 or go to www.henryford.com/services/transplant/liver/living-donor/can-you-become-a-donor. There is also a gofundme set as much as assist offset medical prices at www.gofundme.com/f/robert-darrell-hughey. — L.R.