Like so many other people on here, my Mum has Liver Disease/Failure from years of alcoholism.
In short, i dont know where to start... I am 24 years of age and now care for my 5 year old sister (who was living with Mum until Welfare became involved and said my Mum couldnt care for her well enough). I find it so hard to speak to my Mum about anything because she just gets upset and abusive to me about 'taking her daughter away' and i dont want that to be the last phonecall i have with her so as harsh as it sounds, I try not to call her.
She was in hospital in early Aug and since then has refused any medication/tests and just wants to die. Her ascities has returned amongst other problems such as bleeding from a small wound on her head (not sure if she fell over). She is 5 hours away so i dont have much detail on what other symptoms she may be facing, i know she is very very thin, blood has trouble clotting, enlarged spleen, jaundice, very fatigued and seems to go through personality changes. The worst part is that she is still drinking too. The Doc said that if she continued to drink she would be looking at 3-6 months....
I see alot of other stories on here of other people going through similar things, so i thought i would share my story too :)
Post Edited (Carls) : 10/31/2007 8:45:22 PM (GMT-6)