I would insist on her seeing a hepatologist because she has liver disease and that is who needs to be following her. Is she on diuretics? If not, she should be. If she is, the dosage may need to be increased to help with the edema and ascites. I am glad to hear that she does not have varices, though.
PG, I was reading the post and I thought the same thing about infection. I know Xifaxan is a good antibiotic but one of the downsides about antibiotics is the killing off of good bacteria and some of the bad that we need. We found that Doug would get more bladder infections due to the extra yeast you develope while taking antibiotics. We put him on Acidolpholis everyday, 2 a day was all he needed, which equals large amount of active yogurt. It is also used by cancer centers to keep a healthy balance of bacteria in the digestive system, people who suffer from IBS also. My GYN said more women should use it as it helps to prevent yeast and UTI's. But it cannot be used POST TRANSPLANT per our center. I never asked why cause that wasnt a concern when I researched this and approached the DR's with it. They also stocked it at the hospital so they gave it to him as part of his regular med schedule.