ButterflyThree, we too are waiting for SSDI to come through. I was told if the patient has cirrhosis, no matter HOW they got it, they were eligible for benefits! My hubby is too weak to get online to refile, so I did it for him. Unbelievable. He put in 30 years at the same place and we are now living on my $900.00 a month and our retirement fund we had put away. No cruise in the future for us now. Of course i would NEVER blame my hubby; it's not his fault that this disease chose him, just like it's not your fault it chose your hubby as well!
My husband is in bed all of the time now; the other night I thought he had been drinking because he was slurring his words. Possibly encephalopathy? Also, I thought I smelled sweet brandy of some sort on his breath, but he has alwways been a vodka drinker. Shelly, could this be what they mean when they talk about a "sweet smell" to their breath?
ButterflyThree, did your husband have his varices banded?