My wife was diagnosed with ESLD 3 weeks ago. This was due to her drinking way to much for way to long. She has swelling in her legs/ankles, and also has ascites pretty bad. The doctors gave her 6 months to a year to live unless she gets a transplant.
I am willing and going to be a living donor for her if I'm a match, however, I can't find out if I'm a match until she is on the donor list....what a pain in the bottom!!!! Anyway, she hasn't been able to stand up off the couch/chair/toilet for the last 3 weeks. She was passing out while walking to the bathroom 4-5 weeks ago. Now she seems to be getting worse, she is kind of unresponsive and just wants to sleep all day. She is on 6 different medications for her liver which she takes throughout the day.
Tonight she can barely walk when I get her up to go to the bathroom, when we get to the bathroom she can't go. She is however pooping, just not peeing as much.
I guess what I would like to know is....has someone seen this with their loved one or friend, and if so, is this a sign of the worse thing imaginable? She is very week and needs help getting around, also she has pain in her stomach and her legs are killing her.
I love my wife very much. I actually did CPR on her when we were living in Oregon. That was scary. We have been together for over 20 years. She is only 37 years old...almost 38.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Post Edited By Moderator (Pink Grandma) : 7/13/2008 9:20:01 PM (GMT-6)