Hi everyone, I am new here and hoping to get some answers/support here.
My mom got into hospital because of a problem with her intestine ,she has a growth between her small intestine and the colon,had vomiting and lost appetite ,she had it for the last 5 months and lost A LOT OF WEIGHT. She was in a very bad condition when came to hospital, after she refused to go to hospital before,no matter how we tried to convince her.
After 2 weeks in hospital, which meanwhile she got fluids and did tests,all her tests were ok and there was nothing wrong, except to the growth that was stuck there, but due to the poor health condition, the doctors did not know if to do a surgery or not. From here to there, after 2 weeks, she got Jaundice,very light,and the doctors said that the liver is function well and they have no idea how it happen or what is the reason.
She had high levels of bilirubin and was just a little bit yellowish. During the week that passed, she did not get any treatment against the Jaundice, the doctors were trying to find out what is the reason. They did ultrasound to check if there is anything there, and the liver was clean and clear. The yellowish color almost gone, and the doctors said that the liver gets better. Then after couple of days, she was acting strange and it looks like she says things out of control,something was not right. At the end of the same day it happened, she has lost her conscious and since then (3 days) she is in coma.
She was put under antibiotic and lactulose to reduce amonia levels, which were very high.
The problem is that the doctors say she DOSE NOT have cirrhosis, but the result is like cirrhosis. They have no idea what caused the liver to not function, they don't know why she is in coma, they don't know what to do now, and basically they don't know anything!
After all this sad story, I just was wondering if anyone here have heard about
something similar to this , know any information that might help me to understand the situation. It breaks my heart to sit here and be unable to do something to help.
I would appreciate if someone would share with me his info and help me to understand the situation a little bit. Thank you.