Hi, Nikki! First of all, I want to welcome you to the forum...though I'm sorry you have to be here. It seems that your husband's liver disease was caused by alcohol abuse, is this correct? He certainly does need to be seeing a liver specialist (hepatologist), so I hope you will be able to get an appt. for him soon. It is good that he is involved with AA. Make sure that it is documented. Did he just suddenly get sick or has it been coming on for awhile?
It's impossible to say if he is going into a coma...that's for a doctor to determine. But I will say that I doubt it. The random things he says are probably in his dreams, especially if he is having restless sleep. In a coma, he will be unresponsive to stimulii.
I suggest you read the information in the Hepatitis Resources folder at the top of the Hepatitis Forum page. There is some good educational material in there, from which you can learn a lot. You will also get a lot of support from the people here.
Have you tried giving your husband Ensure or Boost for nutrition? Get what food you can into him, but do stay away from beef. It is hard for the liver to digest. Give him plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, and some chicken and fish. Keep to a salt-free diet. Use salt substitutes or lemon juice.
Your husband's youth is on his side. Don't lose hope. His stopping drinking is the single best thing he could do for his liver. By the time he sees a hepatologist and gets referred to a transplant center, he should be able to be evaluated for transplant. There is a lot of physical and psychological testing involved in that. Keep the faith!
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
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