My Mother was rushed into hospital a week ago after jaundice of the eyes and skin was noticed by her doctor (I live quite a distance away and haven't seen her for a while). Since then, she has been diagnosed with acute liver cirrhosis after 20 years of heavy drinking. She isn't in a good way. The build up of toxins in her body have led to encephalopathy which is currently being treated by anti-biotics. She is also having daily enemas to help flush out the toxins.
Despite her whole liver being damaged, the doctors are saying IF she gives up alcohol, there is a chance part of her liver may recover. Is this true? Everything I'm reading online says otherwise. I'm not sure what to expect. When I asked the doctor how long we should expect my Mother to live, she just said that they aren't expecting her to die during this admission which didn't really help!