Dad, who is 76, was diagnosed with liver cirrhosis in October 2015. He has not been eating enough for months and his weight has fallen to 63 kilos. He has been in hospital 5 times since last September. Just before Christmas he had 12 litres of fluid removed from his abdomen (ascites). I have complained to the local hospital as dad was not getting the care he deserved and basically they have bucked up and are paying attention now, thankfully. He is also very breathless but his blood oxygen is normal. He had a gastroscopy today and they didnt find anything. He has had a colonoscopy and again nothing found. He had an xray of his lungs a couple of days ago, again nothing to report. The consultant said today that his liver is not any worse than it was in October last year and the damage does not warrant this breathlessness and massive weight loss. He is going to investigate further as he thinks something else is going on? He is to have a CT scan on Monday (He has had 2 or 3 of these since October). I now understand that thisevening a doctor came round to his bed and he is being fed by tube via the nose. Dad says he has to have it all night.
Poor dad, a gastroscopy thismorning and a feeding tube tonight and he is soooo weak. Apparently the ascites is back but not to any previous extent and not enough for a drain.
Has anyone got any ideas what else could be going on please? I have been looking at problems with bile duct. Dad was diagnosed with gall stones late last summer. I wondered if anyone else here has had any of these symptoms?
Thank you in advance to anyone who can help & happy new year to all