Thank-you for all your thoughts and prayers. Mark was released from the hospital last night. We have been having such a hard time keeping him stable, he keeps having trouble with the encephalopathy which put him in the hospital again, this time the ascites became infected. They did do a paracentesis and put him on antibiotics. We have been having trouble with the potassium getting too high also, so now they have stopped the aldactone and increased the lasix to 80mg twice a day. They did a colonoscopy and endoscopy and did not find any varices, they were not able to see everything they needed to see in the colon so now he is going to have to have a barium enema. I just don't know how much more of this we can take, it has gotten to the point that I am afraid to even work, because I never know if he is going to be okay! I am even afraid to go to sleep, for fear of the encephalopathy episodes. I keep praying he will be listed soon, and receive his gift of life. Again, thanks for your thoughts and prayers!