My husband was diagnosed with cirrhosis approximately one year ago. He has complications such as portal hypertension, edema, ascites, varices. His last meld score was 15. He is very forgetful and at times seems confused and sleeps alot. He is also on medications for pain, anxiety, and depression, so I am unsure if liver disease is causing the mental impairment or if it is all the medication he is taking.
I have been trying to find out just how advanced the disease is. The doctor's never give a straight answer.
He was diagnosed with hep C approximately 13 years ago and had biopsies done every few years. I'm having trouble understanding how it can be as advanced as it is when there have never been indications in the past.
I just need to know what to expect. Can anyone help me?