Hi all. I posted a few days about my 71yo mum. Diagnosed just a few weeks ago with decompensated liver disease and has went downhill. She has been in hospital since Tuesday. She has ascities, jaundice and hepatic encephalopathy. She isn't eating at all. She is refusing the nutrition drink but has been persuaded to take sips here and there. Drs have given her sodium chloride drips and laxatives, nothing else. She isn't in pain but is uncomfortable with the ascities, the H.e is quite bad, I don't feel like she is there at all the past two days.
Today the Dr said there is not really anything else they can do. The liver is too badly damaged and all they can do is give the fluids. They daid we can possibly talk hospice care in a few days. Her heart was racing today but seems to be under control. They have warned against other organs failing but did say last week her kidneys were fine.
I have to trust that the Drs are doing all they can and that perhaps the end is near. It's such a shock.
Does anyone know how anything I can try, or have any experience of this? How will I know the end is near? I feel like I am giving up on her but I just don't know what I can do.