Hi I wonder if anybody can give me some advice please.
My mother in law has been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. She is an alcoholic however until this week would not admit it. She has spent a long time hiding her illness from the family but this week she was rushed into hospital and things have come to light.
Unfortunately the hospital are not very helpful and appear to be very discriminative due to her alcoholism. From what I have read I think she has decompensated cirrhosis.
Her symptoms are:
-Dangerously Low platelet count.
- Oedema - Severe swelling to the legs and feet.
-Loss of appetite
These are just the symptoms that we know of. She is still trying to act as if nothing is wrong and she is ok. She is even convinced she will be back at work next week even though she can hardly walk. Because of this its hard to work out if there are more symptoms that she is hiding.
What I need help with- My husband is going with her tomorrow to see the consultant. Id just like some advice as to what questions we should be asking. Also does anybody have any experience with caring for somebody in a similar situation? If so what was the outcome if you don’t mind me asking?
Thank you in advance for any help x