Hi and welcome JH,
The others posted some good questions, and I am going to add a few. Diet is an important thing to ask about
, as is ANY medications your sister might take,such as over-the-counter meds, vitamins, etc. Many of these, though good for someone with a good liver, are horrible for someone whos liver is not funcitoning properly. Again as said before,she must quit drinking, ,,, maybe she should read some of the posts about
end stage liver disease and what a horrible disease it is,,,,,,,,and drinking will just make it worse. Please post again and let us know how things go with the specialist. Also,feel free to post if YOU need some support, caregivers and family suffer greatly throughout the progression of this disease and many have found this a great place for support, as there arent many support groups in most areas.
Very quickly, I am a caregiver to husband, who has chronic active hep b w/cirrhosis, severe heart damage, and recently was diagnosed as being bipolar,( As if this is what we needed,more issues)
take care and hope to see you posting soon
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Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,but rather to skid in sideways,chocolate in one hand,wine in the other,body used up ,totally worn out and screaming"WOOOOHOO WHAT A RIDE!!!"