Ranbrew, welcome to the forum. I'm sorry your son has ESLD. The good news is that he is on a transplant list! Most caregivers and patients come here trying to get on one. He will absolutely be a new person after transplant, if he doesn't reject the liver. Of course, he will get anti-rejection medication.
Do a search here for transplant and you will find a number of posts. The most important thing is for your son to stay sober and to do everything the transplant team asks of him. Does he go to AA? Most places require 6 months of documented AA attendance before they will list an alcoholic for transplant.
It might be best for him to apply for SSI and stop working. He will not be able to work for awhile after transplant anyway. He needs to rest his body. Once he has recovered from transplant, of course he can return to work.
If you have questions, we will try to answer.
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Post Edited (hep93) : 3/13/2010 12:17:24 PM (GMT-7)