I am here because of my boyfriend.He has an advanced liver cirrhosis and has been in hospital last year,with intense variceal bleeding,ascites and encephalopathy .Prior to this he had a long history of drinking.He was in the hospital for two weeks,and managed to get better.Since then he had no alcohol,and 5-6 months has been on a pretty strict diet,restricting salt,fats and excess protein.Till now mainly what he eats is fruit,vegetables,grains,pulses,and cheese. (He hates cooked veg and grains,so I'm blending them with some fruits and apple juice to a sort of sweet shake) And one raw beetroot every day. (He can't bear eating meat or fish now for some reason).He started to salt his food a while ago,and also to eat some ice-cream,and sometimes a muffin or a croissant .The ascites seemed to be gone and he lost a lot of weight,however he still has a tummy.We've seen the doctor about 6 months ago and he said that there is no water retention present.
Unfortunately we don't have access to NHS,so we have to go to a private clinic,which we can afford only seldom.He takes beta-blocker,Omeprazole,multivitamins and vitamins b,and we stopped spironalactone a while ago,since ascites is gone.And I regularly measure his blood pressure to regulate beta blocker.
The main thing that worries me is that about once a month he has two-three days when he feels incredibly weak,has pain in the liver (that can be described as moderately strong),feels nauseous. He is able to recover from this attacks and then everything is normal again.And otherwise most of the time he feels OK.But then it comes back again in about 3-4 weeks.
So just wanted to ask if somebody had a similar experience,or maybe could give us some advice?
Could it be connected to him eating ice cream and cakes? (he has a sweet tooth,so he does it one ice cream and a piece of cake or muffin a day,but he stops when the attack is coming and holds up for some time).
Would be grateful for any advice.
Thank you and take care!