I am new to HealingWell but have enjoyed everyone’s comments and experiences. My husband also has end stage liver disease, he was diagnosed over a year ago and has been alcohol free for the same amount of time. He is doing real well considering. We have been to the ER twice with high pneumonia levels and upper GI bleed but we have had no other reoccurrences since. He takes 80 mil of Lactulose a day as well as Spironolactone and Lasix. We did have a problem recently with his legs swelling again and couldn't seem to get it under control but they seem to be improving.
The reason I am writing now is a couple of things. He has had some dark black stools, he hasn't pooped for a couple of days even with the Lactulose so were not sure if their still black, we did talk to the Dr. at a recent visit and all his blood work looked good nothing to indicated a bleed but his kidney function was a little low. Also, he is have muscle cramping all over, not just in the legs but his hands, chest, shoulders and arms. Has anyone else had to deal with these problems?
Thank you for your feedback, and if there is anything I can do to help you let me know. My husband is 56 and quit drinking cold turkey, he is truly an inspiration to me.