Four weeks ago my 44 year old Son was told by his GP that he had perhaps 12 months to live due to liver disease, suspected cirrhosis. Although he has in the past consumed much alcohol he was being treated for mental illness for over 12 months with all blood tests etc not showing signs of the disease. On 9 September his GP asked Birmingham Queen Elizabeth liver team for an urgent appointment which has now arrived but is 2nd November and despite many telephone calls we cannot get in any faster. As stated his GP only suspects cirrhosis so there is no consultant diagnosis which is causing him much distress and a bad affect on his work as you may expect. I have to say though that reading comments on this site he does appear to have all the symptoms. Constant tiredness, yellow tinted eyes etc etc.
It gives the feeling that the long delay is the medical profession saying to him "your fault for drinking so much" the same as some surgeons delay operating on obese people, or is that me being a paranoid parent
Any comments would be much appreciated.