Help im new on here looking for answers that we are not getting from anywhere else.My dear friend had been diagnosed with 3rd stage liver disease.Her partner also had a stoke 6 weeks ago and although was mild is still struggling to get back to normal so I am trying to provide all the support to them I can.They are 52/54 years old.After my friend was rushed into hospital just before xmas vomiting blood and a huge swollen stomach she spent 6 days as an impatient where her excess fluid was drained and she was given her diagnosis.Since she was sent out she has had no treatment except 300mg of diuretics and folic acid.No one had given her any advice and her next appointment with her consultant is July.Since coming out her health has deteriorated her stomach is hard and extended and extremely uncomfortable.her waist size has gone form a size 14 to a size 22 and her legs have trebled in size. Her own doctor has just said eat what she wants, although I thought she had to follow a special salt free diet?.What on earth can I do to help ? No one seems to care that she is in pain and has no quality of life and I can see her going down hill before my eyes. Also her partner has been told she must go back to work fazed at first after her stroke in Feb but My friend is too ill to be left is there any care that she would be entitled to as they cannot afford to live if her partner does not go back to work .Im more than willing to help when I can but have to work myself. Can anyone tell me how long she should be left so swollen and uncomfortable and what on earth can I do to help them ?