Moonroe, welcome to the forum. I am so sorry for what you and your husband are going through. It sounds very familiar, though. You have lots of company here. I suggest you read the educational threads that are in the Hepatitis Resources folder at the top of the page. That will give you an idea of what to expect. How long has he been sober now and is he attending couseling or AA?
You mentioned that you are "down to your income now." What happened to SSI? Or do you still have both?
Well, congratulations to him on his sobriety! No drinking is the very best thing he can do for his liver. I know that most people do not fit neatly into a single category and may have elements of different stages. It's just a general guideline. Is he eating much? If he doesn't eat, he will grow weaker and weaker. Fresh fruits and veggies, with some fish and chicken is the best. You can also give him supplements if you aren't already.
It really sounds like you need some help. Are there any relatives, friends, or neighbors who might be able to stay with him a couple of hours once or twice a week so that you can get out and have some "me time?" If not, still try to sneak some time for yourself. It's really important. And please don't feel guilty for the feelings you have. They are entirely normal.
Moonroe, you really need to ask the doctors or even the nurses about the reasons for his being taken off his BP med. I don't know that the propanolol would prevent a varices bleed. But for questions of this nature, you really need to get your info straight from his medical team.