Yes, I have read almost all the posts.
Thank you for the warm welcome and helpful information.
I didn't wish to put anyone off by hanging around and not introducing myself.
She is really much more like family than just a friend.
The information I have received indicates that the situation is terminal.
I have never experienced the loss of a friend before, so I find myself in uncharted territory.
My concern now is for her family.
It seems as though ESLD can be a slow and painful process.
The best I could do is to offer my unconditional support, which I have done.
I am a realist, although it gives me some hope to read that some have defied the odds.
If anyone has any further advice on what to do (or not to do) to help at this time, it would be appreciated.
Again, for the comfort this forum gives to many -- my sincerest thanks.