we are awaiting our meeting with 2nd doctor in the next 12 hours.
meanwhile, its night time and i am keeping vigil. being online helps as it keeps me awake. We have noticed that in the last few days, my brother has moved in the direction(expected) of agitation, suddenly jumping up to go nowhere in particular and restlessness. ascites is strong.
1) what is the process before a transplant is done, ie, do they drain the fluid out first?
2) then do they carry out necessary pre-liver transplant tests eg: pulmonary, Ct/MRI, etc for which he will be admitted into a hospital(i doubt without fluid being drained out he will be able to survive this aggressive behaviour
, he is showing nowadays, in hospital. now my sister, who has some strong working bond with him because she took care of him all these years thru his schizophrenia etc is there with him, and is able to talk the situation kind of back to normal. obviously in hospital she won't be there throughout.)
3) will the aggressive/erratic/restless behaviour
come down once fluid is removed? i understand that when ascites is real bad then these aggressive, erratic behaviour
starts manifesting and that the schizophrenia meds dosage coming down(its not helping the liver situation so has to be brought down) will only complicate that?
4) will his condition improve, even marginally, when fluid extracted eases up on the current stress to body because of severe ascites? so will this help with him being in a better condition to handle his transplant?
Post Edited (mybrother) : 8/22/2010 2:33:08 PM (GMT-6)