Sue, if he has SSI and Medicaid, he doesn't have Medicare. Probably too young and too little work history to qualify.
Desi, I also had the weeping in my calves when I had extreme ascites and edema. The rash is probably just from the irritation of the skin always being wet, particularly if it's in folds of skin. He could try using Desitin Ointment such as used for diaper rash. My fluid problems were handled with diuretics and salt restriction.
I agree that your brother needs to see a hepatologist, and also that you need to start looking for transplant centers in OK. I also agree that Hospice shouldn't be called just yet. Try to get a 2nd and 3rd opinion first, and possibly evaluated for transplant.
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