I'm married to an alcoholic. He drinks 1/2-gallon of Vodka every 24 hours. The only time he isn't drinking, is IF he's asleep. He's 43 years old and has always drank "socially" however, 1/2-gallon of Vodka is not considered "social' I know that.
He is showing signs of liver disease: i.e., ascites, edema, enceph., diarrhea, no longer showers, he lost his voice 4 months ago and that's been gone, he as visible blood vessels all around his abdomen and his navel has POPPED out; his only pledge is to THE BOTTLE.
He has refused any type of medical care............because he states he doesn't have a problem. For some reason, he looks like the blueberry girl in the willy wonka factory movie, but he doesn't know why.
He's also very abusive verbally & emotionally towards me when his Enceph is going on...............I want out of here, out of this HELL on Earth.
But we own a business together; even though he's no longer able to do HIS part, I have to keep going...................I have to keep paying rent, etc.