I am starting a new thread my previous posting was embedded in another member's post. I am new here. My husband is killing himself with continuing to drink after being in the hospital for ruptured varices. He required banding to two sites. His amonia level was 119 and he spiked a temp. of 103. I took family leave to help at home when he was discharged and he did remarkedly well in the 2 months he was sober. His doctor was amazed with his recovery.
He started drinking again and his labs are not good. Bilirubin 4.4, albumin 3.4, INR 1.36. He had a trip to ER where they drained 2.l liters off his stomach. He now is angry at the world because he is sick. He is more difficult to deal with and acts clueless that he has a terminal disease. He also likes illicit prescription drugs ativan, ambien, and xanax saying since he can't drink he needs something to calm him. I told him work with your doctor, but he doesn't. He got a 30 day prescription of Ativan and took all of them in 2 days and now claims I must have taken them which I didn't.