Hello Dye, welcome to the forum. As Connie has said not everyone will go through withdrawal. Often in advanced cirrhosis, there will be renal insufficiency or renal failure. If she is not urinating she needs to see the doctor. It is very important that your mother continue to be under close medical supervision. The most important thing is for her not to drink alcohol! Whether she is sneaking the alcohol, you may never know. You mentioned she had confusion or forgetfulness in another post, this is called encepalopathy. This is from high ammonia levels usually, it can have similar characteristic of someone drinking when actually they are not. The signs can include incoherent speak, unsteady walking, bad breath, hand tremors, hand flapping, sleeping alot and coma. These are some of the signs of encepalopathy, doctors usually prescribe Lactulose for this, in some cases antibiotics are given also. I do hope someone can get her to a doctor.
My husband has endstage cirrhosis and has the ascites (fluid in the abdomin), encepalopathy, mal-nutrition. Hopefully he will get a Liver transplant soon!
My heart goes out to you as I know how hard it is to have a sick mother, and now I have a sick husband. I will have you and your family in my prayers!
I can only imagine the pain this must be causing you. I am so sorry that you must endure such pain from your mother.
My 42 year old sister-in-law is an alcoholic with end stage liver disease from