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allenm0711
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   Posted 8/23/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
 hello,
 
I am a 27 yo female who is in desperate need of any information that can be provided.  my mom is 44 yo and she has an inflamed liver due to alcohol and tylenol combined.  she's been in the hospital since aug 10, and everyday is a challange.  Her amonia levels are finally within normal limits, we were told normal being between 11 - 35 she is currently at 35 coming down from 190.  the dr's said that because they were once so high it's possible that she may not be the same mom we knew prior to this.  She is less lathargic than previously. and the bleeding internally from ulcers has stopped.  I just wanted to know if anyone has gone through this and what was the outcome.  the dr's say that because she doesn't have cirrosis (spelling) and since she has youth that this is very possible that she will be ok.  any info would be greatly appreciated. confused

Pink Grandma
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   Posted 8/23/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Allenmo711. My husband's ammonia levels only went as high as 150ish. He can out of it alright. Alcohol and tylenol do not mix as your mom found out. Has your mom stopped her drinking. With her liver acting up she should stay away from alcohol. It's really not worth the risk. My husband died because of his drinking. By the time he stopped it was too late the damage was done. Hoped this helped. Take care :-) Pink Grandma

allenm0711
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   Posted 8/24/2007 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   

pink grandma,

Thanks for your quick response, I'd seen you were speaking to others regarding this so I'm really happy you responded to me.  My mom is still in the hospital today as we speak.  I visited her tonight and she is currently hooked up to a breathing machine because she had ulcers and they were bleeding.  Today was the first day she responded to us!! since last wednesday so we were really happy.  Her amonia levels were at a high normal (35) and she was coherent. I explained to her all that she had been through and how the dr's told us she only had a couple of days and for us to prepare for the worse.  So no she's not drinking but hasn't had the chance.  I would like to think that with all that has happened that it would not be a thought to drink ever again. The dr's said that with her amonia levels having been so high she may not be the same person we knew before, but everything seems as it was then again she's not been able to talk yet only responding to commands such a moving feet and or hands.  I'm afraid that since I have a husband and children and cannot dedicate all my time to her and since my sister is only 19 (and always on the run with the boyfriend) that no one can watch and make sure she doesn't do it again, that next time the outcome may not be so good. any suggestions?


Pink Grandma
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   Posted 8/24/2007 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Call any of your mom's family or close friends. Brother's , sisters,cousins etc. Anyone who may be able to assist you . Don't be too proud to ask them for help with your mom. I was waiting for my husband's family to offer assistance. I know now I should have asked. Your sister is an adult now. Granted she is very young but she should help you also. Her boyfriends will probably come and go but she will always only have just one mom. Maybe you should get hospice involved if and when she gets out of the hospital. They come to the home and in some cities they have hospice houses where the terminally ill stay. Her doctor will have to refer her to hospice though. If you have anymore questions please ask as if I don't have any answers maybe someone else will. Thoughts and prayers Pink Grandma
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