My mother has been a heavy drinker for nearly 8 years now. When I say heavy, I mean she can finish a 5th of whiskey in a day mixing it with sprite.
I am worried that she may be developing cirrhosis of the liver.. it has been a concern of mine for the past couple years but she has had other health issues including a neck surgery 4 years ago. Since the surgery she has still had constant pain causing her to drink more and more.
Within the past couple of weeks her memory has been bad and she has had spouts of confusion. She also developed skin sores about a month ago that bleed and itch. The sores have not went away at all. I have not noticed yellowing of any kind. But, she does have occasional swelling in her legs.
She has a dr appointment tomorrow for something else but I am going to go with her and talk with them about getting blood work done.
Anyone else had or know someone with these symptoms?