I am from the United States and have been reading your posts for about a year now. My ex-husband is very sick, long time drinker. After having every doctor he has seen for the past 4 years tell him he is going to die if he doesn’t stop drinking.... he continues to drink. He has no one but me and a narcissist mother who is 90 years old. So I am his advocate. I have learned more than I ever wanted to know about alcoholic stage 4 liver disease. I have no idea how long he has at this point. He has had a low grade fever for over a year. I fear cancer but our medical insurance is very substandard here in the states and crazy expensive. Right now he has no health insurance and refuses to, or can’t go for regular follow up visits. Open Inrollment started on 11/1 so I can start looking for health insurance for him again. He seems to have just given up.
Over the past year reading all your posts have helped me more than you will ever know. Thank you!!!! Your stories have gotten me thru many sleepless nights.
We have been thru a hemorrhagic brain bleed in late 2015 with this now 56 year old alcoholic.... It caused a small problem with his site, emotions and and short term memory, other than that you couldn’t tell he had had a stoke that 90% of the time people don’t live through..... He takes medication for seizures now, he has had ammonia levels of well in the 300’s 3 different times. (Normal is 1-13) very low platelet counts, loss of hair, yellow eyes and skin, horrible itching and pain in his extremities. Swelling if he doesn’t stay on meds to reduce that. He has started swelling in the abdamon, causing a new kind of pain and new procedures, that can’t be done with low platelets. No apatite and low grade fever.
When I read your posts I know that you will understand my sadness. But in that sadness I hope this story will encourage at least one person not to let Alcohol Liver Disease get to this point in your life. Huggs to each one of you