It is very comforting to read your stories of how to cope with liver disease. My friend retired from teaching less than a year ago and discovered she has a genetic liver disease ( as do four of her sisters - one had received a transplant one year ago).
I can't believe how fast she went. Her swelling of the abdomen began, then bowel problems, salt deficiency, mild confusion, blood transfusions. She perked up and was visiting relatives and they even suggested a date to go home. Then because she was not a candidate for a liver transplant at 69 years old - they withdrew all treatment and gave her morphine - she dies the same week.
We have just had a new law in Canada for euthanizing and I can't but wonder if this did speed up her death. We were all wondering why she was not put on the list one year ago when they found out??? It seems to be luck of the draw. She died Aug. 15
God Bless you all.