This is my first time on here and it's probably going to be a bit long winded but I'm trying to get some help and advice about my mum. My mum is 58 and was admitted to hospital at the start of October as she had severe swelling in her stomach and ancles. When she was in hospital they drained 10 litres of fluid from her stomach, she was in hospital for 2 weeks they did loads of tests, she had ultrasounds and ct scans etc. My mum can be a bit difficult and she is a very proud woman. We all new it was related to alcohol as she was very jaundice etc and they kept mentioning liver but no one has actually said what is wrong with her and my mum keeps lying saying its a kidney infection etc which we all know it is not! She has been out of hospital for 9 weeks now and is completely bed ridden, she is so week, she is skin and bones but has this massive belly, they have increased I think it's called diuretics?? To 3 a day which I am told is a very high dose but her stomach is not going down at all! I just want some advice really as she is going back up to the hospital on Wednesday as an out patient and I want to know what to ask the doctors. The doctors have said a few times scarring of the liver and Iv been reading a lot on line so I'm pretty certain it is cirrhosis of the liver but I'm not sure if it could be something else? I'm actually quite scared as all the things I am reading about cirrhosis are not good and she is so unwell at the moment I'm not sure what to do! She has had physiotherapists in today who are trying to sort out carers for her cause at the moment me and my gran are having to do everything for mum as she cannot do anything herself because she is so weak she gets light headed and dizzy if she stands up for long and her tummy is so big she finds it difficult to move, she is also getting depressed crying etc because she is so fed up! She has literally been in bed for 4 weeks non stop as she will not even try to get out of her bed apart from to to to the toilet she has not been down stairs or outside since her last hospital appointment which was 5 weeks ago! Sorry to babble on so much just really not sure what we are facing here and looking for some advice!
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