I would like to share my awful experience with watching my Mum suffer and pass away with this horrible disease, and hopefully get some answers as it all happened so fast with no warning.
I'm 26 and Mum was 60, fit and healthy (or so we thought) she had no symptoms leading up to hospital only that she had caught the flu and was unable to recover from it. After two week dosing up on cold and flu tablets she turned yellow which is when the alarm bells rang.
An appointment with the GP followed with hospital admissions, the liver test came back at 900 which I know is very high! She was taken into hospital October 24th and passed away on November 30th. All I can say is what we experienced was a living nightmare and it is scary to think how someone can be life threatening ill and not know of about it?
Mum had all the symptoms linked to chirrosis in hospital and everything happend so fast I don't think the consultants knew how poor the liver was. The acseties caught an SBP infection, which caused septic shock, kidney failure, and HE. All in five weeks we watched our mum go from our normal mum to the complete opposite where she had to be put into a coma in ICU.
My question is how did this happen so quick and why???? The consultants never seemed to have the time to explain things to us so we were left with questions as well as dealing with the shock of it all.
The GP said it was caused by alcohol, however our mother wasn't an alcoholic, she enjoyed maybe one beer a night but could that have caused all this?? How much do you have to drink for it to kill you? I am now worried she was drinking more without us knowing bit we are a very close family so surely I would have known ??
I have not only lost my Mum, but my best friend who now will got get to see me walk down the isle or meet any grand children
Thanks for any comments in advance xx