Has your brother considered a liver transplant? My brother in law just had one he is doing great.
The only thing that I can say is: What would you do if she were your child and refused to take medication that you knew she needed?
Post Edited (DesertJules) : 7/20/2005 2:08:59 PM (GMT-6)
Wow, I'm glad that he is doing good.
That is what makes is the hardest....what if we tried a little harder and she would make it. I just want to make sure she gets what she wants. All she has eaten today has been jello. She still has not taken any meds I am going to try and give her the meds tonight. She has not had a bowel movement for two days now. Do you know how long it takes for the amonia levels to go up.
My mom has Hep C and was diagnosid with it in 2002, but she aquired it about 15 years ago. In March of this year she started passing blood through the colon. The had to do the TIPS procedure and this stopped the bleeding. The doctors said she had cirrohsis in the liver. She went home and was ok for about a month then she got very disoriented and that is when we started the Lactulose. about 2 weeks later she started getting sicker and sicker. That is when we took her to the transplant hospital and now she is at home. So we have been dealing with this since March 2005. It's hard but from what I can read is that you have been dealing with this for quit a while. I just want to know how advanced her liver is and if she has long to live. I am definitley going to get her blood work report.
Yup, we've been at this, in one form or another, for just over 2 years.
I don't want to sound hard, but your mother is probably not going to live. (Never say never.) She can improve and feel better than she is now, but advanced liver disease is considered terminal. Her best chance, in my opinion, is a liver transplant. Everyone's job, right now, is to keep her as healthy as possible until that happens.
How are you and your mother doing today?