Jolie, do they have him on diuretics such as Lasix, and Lactulose for increased ammonia levels which affect mental statsus?
TraceVT, welcome to the forum. I am sorry you find yourself in a similar position as Jolie. To both of you, I would suggest calling Hospice. They do come to the home. Towards the end, they will provide around-the-clock care and offer support to the family, including respite care so that family can take a break and go out to shop, a movie, etc.
Trace, I suggest you copy your post here and paste it into a new thread, if you know how to do that. It's always best for new members to start their own topic, so as not to "fall through the cracks."
Jolie, spironolactone is usually given together with Lasix. It's a mild diuretic.
I agree, it might be best to leave them be where at least they won't be further traumatised by any further movement.
We did not move my dad to the hospice and he passed away today at home. I believe he did this peacefully and to make us suffer less.
Bless him and I hold hope that your relatives will be comfortable too.
Many thanks for the support.
Jolie, so sorry for your loss, but pleased to hear that he went peacefully at home.
Big hugs to you,
Pink, as a sober alcoholic, I can only echo what Butterfly has said. Please--if you can't stop drinking on your own, go to AA. It can literally save your life.
Also, read the information in the folder at the top of the page entitled Hepatitis Resources. It deals with ESLD, not just hepatitis. Decide if you want such a horrible death. You DO have a choice.
PG, thanks for telling it like it is!