Hi Donna, what a loving daughter you are to be caretaker to your Mom. I am sure she appreciates all that you do.
I too have poked around some and found a Healing Well post from YEARS ago from 1Shelly1 that says the flapping can happen with liver, kidney or pulmonary distress. If you go up to the SEARCH on the blue bar above the posts and type in Liver Flap Question? it will take you to an interesting OLD thread. Don't respond to that one as people change over time and that person will likely not be posting these days, but there may be some interesting responses that could be helpful. Continue posting on this thread and see who pops in.
Each organ has many jobs to do that support the miracle of life. The liver alone has 600 jobs to do, 600 jobs...
My partner has been a liver patient for a long time. His primary issue was his liver and once he was transplanted he improved in most ways. But his kidney and cardiac issues are still a problem and he may be in trouble again. He is 67 now and has decided if he needs another transplant, he won't go for it. Next time he is going to take a palliative route...ie make him as comfortable as possible, face his "transition" from this world, and focus on the good things he experienced during his life. This he says NOW, after aortic valve replacement, treatment for Hep C, the liver transplant, 5 ortho surgeries including a HUGE back surgery from which he is now recovering, and 2 hernia surgeries. He says they have fixed him up as good as he is going to get fixed. I agree with him. Sometimes enough is enough.
Keep up the good work with your Mom. Let us hear from you.
MamaLama, Forum moderator - Hepatitis
Partner received liver transplant (May 1, 2011) FL
Hep C 1a Treatment - Sovaldi/Olysio (March - May 2014)
Undetected since week 4. Undetected 12 weeks post treatment.