Asking a professional does not give an answer. Perhaps they do not know. The common answer appears to be - you must stop drinking alcohol immediately.
Well my daughter at last has but it took a rehab centre where at least she received appropriate 'head work' which convinced her she should and could take this essential advice. She has not had alcohol this year - although as a parent I can never be 100% certain and have been totally fooled for years, she certainly would become very ill very quickly if she did start again.
We hear of stages/ categories of disease but none are applied in my daughter's case - only "The liver will heal if she does not drink alcohol". Perhaps it is too early for a reliable prognosis, perhaps they really cannot say and so cannot commit themselves.
Guess my need to know the enemy we face is natural but maybe I am asking too much too soon.
Any comments would be very welcome.
I have learned so much from the very brave people who use this site. I did not realise until recently what a devastating condition liver disease is. It must be comforting to know you are not alone and there are so many concerned people out there who respond so frequently with advice and narratives of their own experiences which can be informative, comforting and reassuring. I have learned so much and felt very reassured at times. Thank you all.
An appreciative Mum.