Hi community members.
I'm looking for some advice especially from members with ESLD. My husband had ascities back in April for the first time and was prescribed Spironlactone. Since then he has had urination problems,he goes at least every half and hour and quite often quite get to the toilet in time. This means we have been virtually house bound as he feels uncomfortable going anywhere even if he has pads on. He did mention it to his GP and his specialist but they just reduced his dose from 100mg to 75mg this doesn't appear to have changed anything.
About 2 weeks ago he became constipated and started to become confused, thanks to the information on the British Liver Trust site and looking at some of the communities posts I recognised this as HE. He was taken in last Tuesday to hospital, they said he would only be in for a quick visit to flush him out, however his electrolytes are very low, especially his sodium so they gave him a course of vitamins and didn't start the treatment until Friday. He still appears a bit confused and although the treatment is working to a degree they want to see him open his bowels 3/4 times a day. The nurse today mentioned to me there is a big imbalance as well between his input of fluid (he drinks lots of water, juice and milk) and his output which is far greater. I'm wondering if this is due to the Spironlactone as he has no fluid retention and his kidney function is fine (his prostate is also fine).
If anyone is wondering if he is still drinking, the answer is no, he hasn't had a drink since he was in hospital nearly 3 months ago with a Mallory-Weiss tear and confirmation that he had ESLD.
Any thoughts? I'm especially interested in hearing from people who have had this frequent urination problem and the time it's taking to clear his bowels following the enema treatment. Is it really realistic to expect someone to go 4 times a day (he takes his lactalose every day).