Just thought my wife's story might give hope and positivity.
Carol was hospitalised in April 2014 with massive abdominal ascites, leg oedema, malnourishment and a alcoholic cirrhosis liver and all other associated symptoms.
During that stay they drained about 30 litres of fluid, sorted her meds and she came home. There followed a summer comprised of a couple of spells in hospital due to blood test results (high potassium twice). Her Consultant felt that the way forward was transplant. Carol passed Addenbrooks assessment and to cut the story short, between September and the new year she was called four times for transplants that didn't happen
Carol still struggled with the ascites(stopped diuretics due to blood results) and her lowest point was in December when she almost lost her life due to Spontaneous Bacterial Peritinitis caused by infected abdominal fluid.
Now the good part!!
New year 2015 saw a remarkable turnaround. Slowly but surely she started getting better. She was having weekly and occasionally twice weekly blood tests that went direct to her medical team and tweaks were made as necessary to her mess. By March she was taken off the transplant list. Her diuretics were gradually reduced to a maintenance dose( 50mg spironolactone).
I cannot believe how well she now is. Her hair is healthy and bouncy and she positively glows. Her last ever alcoholic drink was new year 2014
Hope I haven't bored anyone
But I'm thrilled to have her back.