Thanks for the reply Ziff
he had his paracentesis today and they drained 6,150 ml and gave him 37.5 of albumen.
He is using a Tegaderm patch 4x4 3/25ths and 4x4 gauze folded in half and putting over his belly button hernia. The patch with the gauze doubled up seems to make the hernia area more tolerable. And actually works better than his Velcro abdominal brace.
And they told him to never-Never eat pickles again
They told him that pickles are what made him blow up again in a week since he was last drained. There are no pickles in this house..... I threw them out. And I won't let anymore in.....
Even though they drained him today and it was notably different.... He still looks like he has a pooch belly......is that normal ? Will it always be like that ? I only ask because he has asked me and I wouldn't have a clue.
He has a very-very long torso because he is very tall. So at the para clinic in the hospital, they have a time draining him. The fluid hides so easily in his abdomen. But today you could see the difference in his upper abdominal area was flat after being drained.....the pooch stayed though.
New question......is it wise to take any vitamins or mineral supplements ? Or is taking supplements too much extra work for the liver ?
And thanks Ziff for telling me about
the risks of a surgery......I get so caught up in day to day life in the middle of this that I get emotional and when I do that I cannot think straight. I thought the liver was still filtering some.....like about
half..... And that is crazy that I was thinking that.....it's actually scarier than I've been letting myself believe ! And I am amazed on how the human body keeps going during this type of state then.