I'm just looking for some advice really.
My mum has been a heavy drinker for 10+ years and was diagnosed with cirrhosis 2 years ago. Since then she has carried on drinking and has been in and out of hospital with a swollen belly and problems with bleeding (from nose and her bottom)
Last Friday she was rushed to hospital with heavy bleeding from her bottom. There she was stabilised and then I'm not too sure what happened (I was away at the time) but she became violent and rude to the staff. Very confused and disorientated. By the time I got back and visited her on Tuesday she was not my mum! She didn't recognise me, was hallucinating and very confused. They took her to intensive care and thats when they told me about her ammonia levels which could be causing her to behave this way! They were deciding on whether to carry on treatment of the ammonia levels or send her for a brain scan when she started vomiting blood from a heavy bleed in her stomach. She was then put on a ventilator for 4 days. They've today taken her off the ventilator and brought her back from sedation but the nurse has told me she is still very agitated, confused, hallucinating.
My question is What now? Does anyone have experience with this? My mums been on medications for the ammonia levels for a week now and last time I asked they still hadn't reduced.
Could she have brain damage?
Im on the edge of loosing my mind because i feel like I'm not getting any straight answers from her doctors. I've been told it would be very hard for me to talk to any kind of liver specialist but they are calling different hospitals for advice.
Any advice or experience would be really appreciated!
Thanks in advance