Hi all, my friend and ex partner was diagnosed with AHLD and liver cirrhosis about 4 months ago. He has been very poorly with ascities his legs and stomach swelled up hugely but otherwise he is skin and bone. He has not had a drink since the ascities began and has been trying to eat as healthy a diet as possible and cut out salt. The ascities seemed to take ages to start to go and he had one drain of about 2litres.
Yesterday we saw the consultant who was really pleased with his progress. He has lost over 2 stone in fluid and looking and feeling much better. We were very suprised that the consultant said he didn't need to see him again! Just keep on with the water tablets and keep up the healthy lifestyle. They are doing another ultrasound and regular blood tests because of the water tablets but it seems as if he has been very lucky and caught this in time for the liver to regenerate.
I feel quite emotional as 4 months ago I thought he was going to die.