Affected, welcome to the forum--though I'm sorry for the reason that brought you here.
Lately we've have had a lot of new members with similar circumstances. It's really frustrating to have someone you care about who has caused their own demise, or are contributing to it, especially so young. You will find many others here in the same boat, and I'm sure you can also be of help to those same people.
I'm a little surprised to hear that your mom is just now seeing a GI doc. She should actually be seeing a hepatologist (liver specialist), though at this point I suppose it doesn't make much difference.
Feel free to vent when it all gets to be too much.
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