Hi, Gennara, and welcome to the forum. It does sound as though your hubby is in end-stage renal disease. You need to continue to keep close contact with the jail nurse, and make sure he is getting the right amount of lactulose. That will hopefully keep him from being irrational. Don't be so sure that he isn't drinking. They seem to manage to get it or make it in jail, as well as having street drugs smuggled in. Do you know how long he will be locked up? There is no chance of a transplant as long as he is drinking. Drinking alcohol is the worst thing for anyone with liver disease. Since he has only been alcohol-free (we presume) for 3 1/2 weeks, he is still detoxing from that. He would not be eligible for hep C treatment, either, at this time, due to how sick he is, but he can't get treatment, either, if he is drinking. I, too, have hep C (contracted in the late 60s) and developed liver cancer. However, at the time of diagnosis of chronic active hep C, I had been sober for 7 years. Thank goodness. I know that if I had continued drinking, I would not be here today (with 21 years of sobriety), cancer free.
Hep C and cirrhosis are such individualized diseases. Not everyone has the same symptoms or outcomes. I never did have high ammonia levels (which cause the confusion.)
You cannot do much more than you are already doing for your spouse. Pray for him and try to keep tabs on how he is doing.
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