Hi everyone, would love some advice if anyone can help? My Mum has been under a liver consultant for about 5 years . I attend every appointment with her and it's the same old things ' all ticking away nicely, try to lose a bit of weight if you can, see you in 6 months!' I was always under the impression my mums liver was damaged due to hepatitis and her being a little over weight didn't help but the consultant never seemed very concerned! About 3 months ago I went away for a weeks holiday and wasn't expecting to return home to such a nightmare! My Mum had lost about 2 stone, she didn't know what day it was or how old she was , she wasn't sleeping, she was nasty and hadn't cleaned herself and the house was filled with urine soak clothes. Her doctor is useless and recommend the memory clinic even knowing her medical background . That night we ended up at A&E as her temperature was really high and she was vomiting. In A&E the doctors started treating for an infection but also started using the word ' cirrhosis ' and ' end stage' . They kept her in and her consultant came to the gastro ward the following day so I asked her about what the doctors had said. She knew how poorly my mum was and said she has weeks/ months before she dies!!!!! She knew was drinking a glass of wine at night, she knew she was eating buns when she shouldn't and not once in the 5 years did she think to tell her to stop and now it's too late. She's now left so there is no liver consultant and we seem to be in and out of hospital and nobody seems to give a shit !!! I am now a expert on everything to do with the liver as I care for my mum 24/7 and have researched everything I need but I can't help feeling this wouldn't be happening if the professionals had been upfront and not pretended my mum was fine .
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