Just found this site... maybe someone can help me.
My husband is an alcoholic with left sided portal hypertension, a spleen that is grossly enlarged, ascites, mild HE, his diet is a joke and he refuses to take lactulose. Still, he continues to drink heavily from morning till night; he is 66 yrs old. He is NOT a candidate for ANY surgery or procedures; surgeon and Hepatologist agree he'd most likely bleed to death. I've accepted that, after yrs of hard work to finally retire, this is how our lives together will end. I realize that everyone is different but given his lifestyle can anyone help me guess how much time we may have left together.
I'm already in grief counseling... I wasn't going to make it alone. Thanks