Help My Hero Luis Reyes

8 years ago our dad was diagnosed with diabetes and liver problems were detected. His platelets were very low, which did not allow his blood to clot. After various tests and procedures, it was discovered that he had cirrhosis. A liver disease that cannot be cured and that over time would only cause the liver to deteriorate. My dad never drank a drop of alcohol so the doctors merit him a misdiagnosed hepatitis at some point in his life. By eating a healthy diet for his diabetes, it could slow the deterioration of the liver.

We recently had to make a visit to the emergency room, since my father had an acute pain in his stomach, after several tests carried out, another complication was found, where the gallbladder was obstructed by stones, due to the risks involved in doing a normal surgery caused by the deterioration of the liver and its blood that does not clot, other less invasive options were attempted.

The first procedure called CPRE, consists of entering a camera into the stomach through his mouth, but during the process they found that the gallbladder was plugged and trying to force his condition could cause internal damage.

A different procedure was attempted in which they seek to drain the stones with holes on the side, unfortunately it was not achieved because the liver expelled a liquid through its organs and it became hard, the pressure of the liquids made the stomach and gallbladder to be tight, and bile was spilled into the blood and that turned him yellow.

Unfortunately surgeons told him that there is no more that can be done for him surgically unless he has a liver transplant. His case was transferred to internal medicine to try to undo the stones with drugs but it has not been effective at the moment, he is in a state of malnutrition and requires a transplant.

He has always been a great father to us. A hardworker that always lead with example. He came from nothing from a small rural town and he has taken care of us for so long and now we want to try to save his life, but we can´t do it without your help.

We are from Guatemala and the surgery is extremely expensive in our country and we cannot afford it, please help us, we will thank you for a lifetime. Thank you very much!


Hace 8 años mi papá fue diagnosticado con diabetes y a su vez se detectaron problemas en el hígado. Tenía muy bajas las plaquetas lo que no permitía que su sangre coagulara. Después de varios exámenes y procedimientos descubrieron que el tenia cirrosis. Una enfermedad en el hígado que no se puede curar y que con el tiempo solo haría que el hígado se deteriore.

Mi papa jamas tomo una gota de alcohol por lo que los médicos lo ameritan a una hepatitis mal diagnosticada en algún momento de su vida. Con una dieta saludable para su diabetes, podría hacer más lento el deterioro del hígado.

Recientemente tuvimos que realizar una visita a emergencias, ya que mi papá tuvo un agudo dolor en su estómago, luego de varios exámenes realizados, surgió otra complicación donde la vesícula se encontraba tapada por las piedras, debido a los riesgos que implicaba hacer una cirugía normal por el deterioro del hígado y su sangre que no coagula, se buscaron otras opciones menos invasivas.

El primer procedimiento llamado CPRE, consiste en ingresar por su boca una cámara hacia el estómago, pero durante el proceso encontraron que la vesícula estaba tapada e intentar entrar a la fuerza con su condición podía hacerle daño interno.

Se intento un procedimiento distinto en el cual se buscan drenar las piedras con unos agujeros por el costado, lamentablemente no se logró porque que el hígado expulsó un líquido por sus órganos y se endureció, la presión de los líquidos hace que el estómago y la vesícula estén apretados, y se regara la bilis en la sangre que lo puso de color amarillo.

Desafortunadamente los cirujanos le dijeron que ya no hay más que se pueda hacer por el quirúrgicamente a no ser que se haga un trasplante de hígado. Su caso fue trasladado a medicina interna para tratar de deshacer las piedras a base de medicamentos pero no ha sido efectivo de momento se encuentra en un estado de desnutrición y requiere un trasplante.

Él ha sido siempre un gran padre a cuidado siempre de nosotros como familia y ahora nosotros queremos intentar salvar su vida pero para eso necesitamos su ayuda la operación es sumamente costosa en mi país y no podemos pagarla ayúdanos por favor se los agradeceremos toda la vida. Muchas gracias.

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Axl Reyes 
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Sindy Reyes 
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