Moonroe, I'm sorry that things are not going well. You have received some good suggestions here. The truth of the matter is that there really isn't much that the doctors can do, short of transplant. Dietary supplements are a good idea. You might ask about a medication to increase his appetite. There is such a thing. Does he like fruit? See if you can get him to eat fresh fruit. If nothing else, milkshakes or smoothies work. Anything that will get some calories into him.
Why is it that he is seeing a GI doc and not a hepatologist? Is he being seen at the transplant center yet? What is his Meld score or do you know it? I know he can't be considered for transplant until he gets those 6 mos. of counseling done, but let's hope that he makes it and can get listed.
I know that I drool when I sleep, ever since getting dentures. I've heard that it's fairly common.
I hope that others here will be able to offer you even more suggestions.
Remember to take care of YOU.
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