Hi guys I'm new here.
My mom has been diagnosed with end stage liver cirrhosis. Eight days ago, she had to be urgently admitted to the hospital because of a severe case of hepatic encepalopathy. Right now, she's in the ICU battling for life. When she was at home and during the early days at the hospital, she was still kind of conscious. But she slipped into a coma and now she's not waking up. My sister says she makes mom listen to her favourite music and that mom smiles. Also sometimes when she talks to her loudly she opens her eyes but she doesn't sit. I've been searching on the net about stages of hepatic encepalopathy, coma and vegetative state and I'm really worried that she might be in a vegetative state. The doctor told my sister that she's not in a vegetative state but still she is in a coma and is very critical and that there is little hope that she will live. All the doctors have also advised against keeping her on a ventilator. The only two options they have given us is to either continue with the ongoing medications or to take her home. I'm at a loss as to what to do. I have depression, have no friends and am suicidal myself. I don't want her to die. I'm 29 years old and I never gave her any happiness and now it's too late. Can anybody share their experiences about recovering from coma?