Fernlady and FortheloveofMarc, I want to welcome both of you to the forum. FTLOM, thank you for responding to Fernlady and offering help. Also, "hi" to Judith!
Fern, has your husband stopped drinking entirely? That is the first thing that absolutely must be done. If he has stopped drinking, how long has he been sober? Has transplant been mentioned at all? Cirrhosis is irreversible and anyone with cirrhosis is at higher risk for liver cancer (which I had and survived.) When was he diagnosed with ALD and cirrhosis? How old is he? All of these things play into his prognosis and what is likely to happen. Familiarize yourself with some of the educational threads on our main page, which will answer some of your questions. You will also find a lot of support on this forum from the great people here. The more you advocate for your husband, the better care he will receive.
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