ML, that's a bit confusing as the pancreas is under the left lobe of the liver. It could have been referred pain. However, I agree that there is probably another cause for the pain.
Kriland, rarely is there actual liver pain. It can be caused by distension of the liver's surface, but this is rare. To quote Dr. Melissa Palmer, "Other causes of abdominal pain include those related to the stomach, such as peptic ulcer disease and gastritis...and are readily treatable when discovered." Try putting him on a mostly liquid diet with some bland foods like mashed potatoes, baked sweet potato, vegetable soup (homemade or low sodium canned), and well-cooked carrots. And don't forget water.
This is something that should be brought to a doctor's attention, but I know your husband is refusing treatment.
Kriland, just remember that GPs know very little about liver disease. I don't doubt that your husband has an enlarged liver, but it could be other organs that are being squeezed by the liver, or adhesions, or.... It really is a guessing game without scans. Since he has liver disease, it's easy to blame the pain on the liver, but that excludes all other possibilities. When I bend down a little too far, I get terrible pain in the upper left quadrant. It seems to spasm and I have to wait until it relaxes. I've been told it is probably from adhesions (3 abdominal surgeries), but I doubt it. However, neither do I think it is my left liver lobe (all that remains after cancer surgery.)
Boston Mike, that's fresh veggies and FRUITS, not fluids. Although 32 oz of water a day is good, some are on fluid restriction due to ascites and can't have that much. Your cramping sounds like it could be from low potassium. Do you know what your last blood work showed on that?
Mike, make sure that you ask for copies to be made for you while you are there, or that they be sent to you.