Welcome! Sorry to hear your mom is getting confused now. Had they been giving her anything for the ammonia before? How often has she been going in for lab work and evaluations? I don't know much about what she has but is there any treatment for it to slow it down or do you just treat the symptoms?
Welcome again and you'll find a whole lot of helpful, caring and very knowledgeable people here.
Post Edited (hep93) : 6/15/2010 3:35:15 PM (GMT-6)
Michelle, if she doesn't have bladder infections, no need to ask about the nitrofurantoin. What you might want to ask about is Xifaxan in addition to the Lactulose or Enulose. If you do a search on this forum for encephalopathy you will find a lot of info! Good to hear she's being seen at Emory. It's supposed to be excellent. In fact, the Mayo surgeon who excised the rt. lobe of my liver left Mayo and went to Emory. He was young, so maybe he wanted to be in "Hotlanta!"
Michelle, I'm very glad to hear that they got your mom's encephalopathy under control. Just make sure she takes her Lactulose, as Mer stated (even though I hear it tastes awful.) You can try mixing it in juice if that makes it easier for her.