This is such a complicated disease,I am so sorry you are having to watch your father go through this. As Pink Grandma mentioned there may be other things going on that are causing your fathers pain, such as gallstone,,,,,,my husband had to have his gallbladder removed last May. Ask his dr to do a thorough investigation as to why he has this pain,,,,,it could be the liver but it would be awful if his pain was caused by something that can be fixed. One important thing,,,,if at any time a dr is not giving you complete answers,or is not following up the way he should with your dad,,,find him a new dr,and dont stop asking questions until you get straight answers. One thing the dr may be able to do is order Ensure,,,,if your dad is covered under medicaid/medicare,this may be paid for if its written as rx,,,,Hope to hear from you again,,,,this is a great site for support and understanding,,,alot of caring people here,,,,take care of yourself and I hope you get the answers your looking for.
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