Molly Girl, thank you. I feel as though you have been in my head, though you were more willing to step in and take care of you brother and mother I can or am able to. Two years ago my oldest son who had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of seven - now35- went into end stage kidney failure and went completely blind all within three months. He began dialysis and began the process of adjusting to his new life and together, he and I, jumped through the hoops necessary to get on qualified and on the Pancreas/Kidney transplant list. He was transplanted a little over a year later and his care has been quite intensive until the last few months. I tell you this because I am literally too emotionally and physically exhausted go to my moms home to provide care. I take my mom to her doctors apps, my son, and my health isn't so great either. I spoke with my counselor yesterday and he told me how my brother could get into a hospital detox program by just walking into the ER. I called my brother, who has the phone I bought my mother to keep with her in case she had an emergency or needed help, and told him I would drop everything and come and get him to take him to detox, they live about
30 minutes away, I told him he could even think on it for an hour or so and call me back. He did and he told me I was not the only person who wanted him to go and that he would go as soon as he got all the phone calls and paperwork done for his disability application (which I filled out online with him). So, I left it at when you are ready call me. I am interested , though it may be difficult to write about
, how I will know when the end is eminent for my brother so I can try to make extra phone call or two to my mom to help her understand - I have t given up but as many people in the forum and life say- it is truly up to my brother unless there is a medical emergency - and you can bet your bottom dollar if there is one and he survives I will be one force to reckon with concerning putting him in detox and forcing, if necessary, rehab placement.
Question- I have read that the liver is really the only organ in a person body that can actually regenerate cells. Just how bad of a liver condition can a person even begin to heal from? How does a person who might be able to get a transplant ( after all the requirements are met of course) live without a functioning liver in the meantime?
Post Edited (So helpless) : 4/24/2015 9:12:00 AM (GMT-6)