G'day again. I had posted previously under another post. I thought it only fair to leave that post to that person so they can have their time and place for answers and support which I have found to be fantastic.
My original post is below.
This is the only site that I can find that has people in the same position as me. My father, 67yrs old, has been diagnosed with ESLD. He is taking diuretics, lactulose, daily antibiotics as well as a number of other medications.
He has had a number of drains the biggest so far was 15 litres and three cases of total disorientation and hospitalisation. In the last few months it appears that he has lost a lot of weight even thought he is following a high protein diet.
This is killing my mother and now my children are seeing a decline in ‘pops’ motivation to interact.
Unfortunately, my father is not a suitable candidate for a transplant so I guess it is just a matter of time. I know that there are no miracle cures and that each case is different. I would like to know how long he really has. The doctors have indicated 1 – 3 years maybe more, may be less.
Thanks to all that have provides replies to date. Recently my father was admitted to hospital for yet another drain. 18 litres was removed. He now has been told by the specialist to ease up on the diuretics as his kidneys are being affected. He is due again for a drain as he is building up about 1 – 1.5 litres a week.
We are hanging in there and I can now pick him slurring his words on more frequent occasions.
The roller coaster continues.......