Copa I dont believe any one person, no matter how close we are to them, can make another person do anything if they dont want to. I know my kids live their own lives. Me and my hub and I are in sync in most life areas but I can not beg him to go to church with me. He wont. Im not even a straight on Christian but in my spiritual path I love Jesus and the arch angels and find comfort in the energy in churches. But I am uncomfortable with new people so I dont want to go alone. This is one thing I believe he, in his mind, finds too hyppocritical and judgmental (churches) so he will not go. Period. So I dont go. Aside from the obvious, that we can not force another even beloved person to do something they are set on not doing, I have a question for you. You need not answer my question. I hope it is not too personal. Skip it if you dont want to share. I mean well but sometimes I put my foot in my mouth! I am trying to figure out why/how J is not concerned enough about his liver to get help. Now my daughter Princess, after her early drugging and then quitting, has long decided that the pharmaceutical companies have huge political power and poisen us and it is hard to get her to take anything if she is sick. She even thinks Americans are given too many antibiotics and will ride out an illness before taking anything unless it is dire. She is more apt to use natural remedies. She is NOT that political so its not a conspiracy thing. She is actually right (I believe) about the pharmaceutical companies. I wonder if J feels the same way so he doesnt believe the medications will help him. (I do think that although the pharma companies have huge power, medications are often necessary so i will take them). J may not be as trusting. I am pretty sure my daughter would take drugs if it wete were life or death but I think a lot of younger people do think we are overmedicated. Jumper prefers no drugs too, although she is not as resistant as Princess. Does J not think he will be helped? How serious is it? Csn he maybe live with Hep B? Many do. But I dont know about active Hep B. Can it turn around and become inactive? I guess, and please dont free pressured to answer, I wonder why he is resistant to easy liver checks and medications. There must be a reason, right? I am thinking if we know his reasons we may not be able to phel but maybe somebody can think of something that WILL resonate with him. However slight the chance, you know we are all willing to brainsorm for you and J. Remember....nothing needs to be done this werk or this month. You have time. Eventually you WILL see him, even if it takes a maddening length of time. Hugs and peace. Love and light to you and my cyber nephew J.