Most of you already know, but our daughter was adopted from China off of the SN list. She is HepB+. Because of this, we do some yearly testing (bloodwork, ultrasounds) and meet with a GI Dr to check on Lucy's ongoing status. This disorder effects the liver and can cause death. It appears that Lucy was given this disorder inutero, therefore, at we are very fortunate at this point that her body does not regognize there is anything wrong. This means her immune system is not fighting it, therefore causing no problems with her liver. Our visit with the GI Dr today was incredible! Not only were her liver functions GREAT, but we received an update about some studies that we had heard about last year. The Dr said that she feels these studies showed that there would be a combo of drugs available by the time Lucy is in high school to cure HepB. What incredible news!!
Please do not assume because of this news that we will not advocate for her medical care. It is proven that people who are HepB+ have a higher incidence of liver cancer. Lucy also has a small percentage of a chance of liver damage as well. We will continue to get the best care possible for our daughter, and continue to pray for the best!
This news was just to great not to share!!!!