Hi there, My mom has been diagnosed with Cirrhosis and I've narrowed it down to being stage 4 based off of her having Portal Hypertension, Ascites. I hope I'm wrong though.
My mom is my world, I love her and the idea of losing her is like losing a piece of me. I'm only 24 and I'm freaking out. She won't even see me get married at this rate.
Right now she's on Spiro 25mg, They are upping it to 50mg next month with Furo 40mg.
From what I understand the doctors say that she has had too many past surgeries where doing a transplant would be too risky. Not sure if what they mean is that being on the list would be pointless as someone would always be ahead or if it is legitimately too high of a risk.
I'm interested in being a live liver donor for her, but I'm just in the early stages of looking into it and my moms just only gotten back from the hospital 2 days ago.
The doctors didn't even really tell her much, was a joke. They didn't even tell her she was essentially dying. Just that surgery might not be a good choice.
My question is this, with proper diet, medication & exercise can she improve her odds with surgery? Or even slow down the cirrhosis? Generally what is the life span of people with Cirrhosis?
Thing is that she doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, doesn't have any hep or anything like that.
She's always ate relatively well, she's had issues with bowel obstructions for the last couple years which is most likely due to the Cirrhosis that we JUST found out about.
I know I should be asking her doctor but she doesn't have another visit for about a month and I'd like to get information, as vague as it might be. Even guesses.
Also I would looove recommendations, whatever you have I wanna hear it.
Thanks for taking the time to read everyone