My relative has been diagnosed with cirrhosis of unknown aetiology...having never drank a drop in their life. Survival rates given by the consultant have been abysmal but no treatment plan has been outlined and still have a 2 month wait before the first appointment post procedure.
I'm not quite sure what to do or what I can expect as a treatment plan as the cause is unknown but have been told it's not PBC but possibly fatty liver burnt out and left scarring or an autoimmune cause which has left damage but not currently active.
Her weight loss is continuing and the dietician appointment is also 2 months away.
I'm not quite sure what to do or how to manage until the appointments and also how will i know if hepatic encephalopathy develops?
She already has stage 4 kidney failure unlinked to liver, but is there anything that can be done to reverse her cirrhosis or help her liver cope better. Portal hypertension is already there and aside from a check on her varices is there any other medication or treatment?
I'm waking up in the middle of the night thinking about it or i feel like someone has punched me in the stomach thinking about her dying suddenly or if there's an emergency and I'm at work.
Any advice would be appreciated!