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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hawke’s Bay man gets on transplant list

NORTHERN PEN | Melissa Jenkins

Craig and Lisa House breathed a sigh of relief in late March when they found out Craig had been put on the liver transplant list.

Craig House is all smiles in his hospital room at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony after being placed on the transplant list for a new liver. ©Photo by Melissa Jenkins/Northern Pen

After 4 1/2 years fighting liver disease, and waiting for that call for a chance at a longer, healthier life, Craig will now have to wait a little longer for a viable and well-matched liver.
The 51-year-old has cirrhosis of the liver, and has been in and out of hospitals for his entire fight. Unlike many cases of cirrhosis, Craig’s is genetic and he does not drink alcohol. He lost his father and a sister to the same disease.

Because of the genetics, he needs a full liver and a live donor is not possible.
The Port Saunders native and former Hawke’s Bay resident has been at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony for weeks in an isolation room.
After falling into a coma last month in St. Barbe, Craig was sent to the Strait of Belle Isle Health Centre in Flower’s Cove, before getting transferred to the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony.

The family was preparing for the worst, when after four days Craig opened his eyes.
Once he was stable, he was transferred to Halifax for testing and treatment before going back to St. Anthony. Continue reading
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