Cely, you should get the lazy son to pitch in and help you with dinner prep and cleaning! Why should YOU have to do everything when he is available to help?!
You should not be so down on yourself. I seriously doubt that 81 mg of aspirin caused your husband's bleed! It is the correct thing to do when you think somebody is having a heart attack. Did he have bleeding varices, or was he bleeding internally? Also, is your husband on the transplant list or has he been evaluated?
I think liver disease is much harder on the caregivers and people close to the patient, than it is for the patient...simply because we (patients) usually don't really see how sick we are. I know when I was fighting liver cancer and had had some treatments, I didn't feel well. However, I was taking care of myself alone and dealing with it. It was only when surgery removed the cancer and I started doing better, that I found out how others had seen me when I was at my worst. I didn't know I looked THAT bad, but was told that I looked really bad, very ill when I was going through the worst of it.
I do hope you can speak to the son and let him know that he is helping to kill his dad by getting him booze! Maybe that will make some impact.
We are here for you, Cely, so post whenever you need to vent, and also if things are going better.
Rod, I just read your post in another thread, basically saying the same things. It would be better if you started a new thread introducing yourself. Actually, this forum is for those who have been diagnosed with hepatitis or whose loved ones have been. In your case, I would suggest that you have your mom contact Alcoholics Anonymous in their town and ask someone to make a 12-Step call (a home visit) to your dad. There is no charge for this, and they know what to say so he won't be antagonized. They may be able to get him into a detox facility or obtain other help for him. Your mom and brother (and even you) could also find some help in dealing with your dad by attending Al-Anon meetings.
Sweetie119, welcome to the forum. How did they diagnose your dad's cirrhosis if they didn't do a biopsy? It does sound like he has a damaged liver, since he has had varices, etc. A fatty liver is usually caused by alcohol abuse. Has a transplant ever been mentioned? Nobody can really tell you what to expect, but you might find that reading Stages of Liver Disease on this forum will help you understand.
PinkGrandma, thanks for straightening me out on the cirrhosis diagnosis. As you know, I had multiple CT scans, blood work, and MRIs, yet was never told I had cirrhosis until a biopsy was done of my left (remaining) lobe, at the time they removed the rt. one. So I thought a biopsy was necessary.
All I'm dealing with right now is a Tropical Storm named Fay. We had about 6-7 straight hours of heavy rain today. It has stopped, but predicted to resume about 8 AM tomorrow when Fay comes ashore. Everything in this city has shut down for tomorrow, including bus service and all city services and offices. I think they're overreacting, but better safe than sorry, I guess.