My partner is an alcoholic and the years have finally caught up with him. He has a damaged liver and caught Hep E a few months ago, he has spent 2 months in hospital, but he has been discharged they can't do anymore. He is very yellow and breathless, cold, sleeping all the time,the latest is confusion. I am having time off work to look after him, I cannot leave him because I caught him trying to empty his stoma bag in the kitchen sink and he will not take his tablets or eat. Has anyone been through this. Can you tell me how long this stage lasts, I know this is the end of his life , but if I knew what to expect I would feel better.