Hello again all. My friend was discharged from hospital yesterday. He was kept in for a full week and was desperate to get out from the day he was kept in, hating being trapped. He had banding on four varices and was a very sick man as far as we understand. He even thought he'd be coming home the same day as the banding was done... He told us yesterday that the hospital said he SHOULDN'T stop drinking immediately in case of seizures, but gradually come off it with a little alcohol at a time. We thought he was joking and laughed at the very idea, but he said he was serious. Could this really be the case, or is he in denial and making it up? I'd have thought he would've gone through any withdrawal symptoms and seizure risks during the past week of hospitalization?
We now need to know the right thing to do to support him following this awful experience.
Thanks so much for any feedback.