Robin , When you mentioned he overdosed in another post I figured this was gonna happen . The only defensive measures I can think of for him at this point is to go and get professional counseling right now , In my mind this should take care of both mental issues ( Alcoholism & Depression ) . He set himself back when he pulled that overdose stunt and magnified a major issue for the transplant team .
Things look impossible to overcome sometimes when your sitting in the midst of the storm . It can be overcame but he is now gonna have to work twice as hard to prove himself worthy of the operation . There has been instances of people here contacting AA members to come to there house for counseling , I know I was so sick myself at one point and still made it to my bi-monthly counseling ( Shrink ) . This is where he will either choose life or death and there's no other option . Myself I gambled on life when I was in his situation , I say gamble because that's all it is . There's no guarantee of life just because he suddenly wants it , but for me I felt better knowing I was fighting this to my death . No giving in .
I'm puzzled as to why his Doc is puzzled . MELD scores don't always reflect how sick a person feels and that seems to be a common knowledge across the board for patients and doctors alike . Ask David where he was a day before his transplant ? Not always , but sometimes people seem perfectly healthy with high scores and other may feel near death with low scores . It's the nature of this disease , It strikes when you least expect it and how you would expect it .
Get him drained ( Paracentesis ) followed up by albumin and see if he's willing to go to therapy .
" There are some few people I respect and admire, but I don’t think much of the species ".
Post Edited (A.Ziffle) : 2/6/2013 6:19:37 AM (GMT-7)