Hi all, 2nd post...
I posted a few weeks ago about my brother, he has been an alcoholic for a number of years. Been very ill for the last 5 years and recently was refused to be added to the transplant list because of his past drinking habits.
He was transferred back to our local hospital last week who normally do a drain and pack him back home to me to deal with.
The last couple of weeks he has HE bad. Slurring words he can hardly string a sentence together, confusion and a major case of the flaps.. the flaps are so bad he can't get his food to his mouth or open envelopes or move himself up the hospital bed. His whole body just shakes. They are treating it but I just can't see any improvement.
In the last 3 weeks he has had 2 drains but his stomach never goes down even though they take litres off. His stomach and scrotum have continued to fill up and he needs another drain.
He has lost so much weight and looks like a little old man, he can't walk, last week he was getting around with a walking stick or a zimmer frame this week he can't get out of bed. He was moved to a chair today but was in to much pain sitting that he has to be moved back to his bed.
I sometimes think to myself how on earth can his body continue to keep going....