I live in uk, my mum was diagnosed about 6 months ago with cirrhosis of the liver( non alcohol) she has had a couple of stays in hospital due to the toxins building up in her brain, after the last stay they told her it is now at a critical stage. In the few weeks since she’s put on approx 3 stone weight in water and continues to swell, she’s on a high dose of water tablet. She seen specialist today who’s sending her in on Friday to have it drained off, they are now worried about the tablets effecting her kidneys, saying if they did she would only have 3 months!! The tablets don’t seem to be working so is it not possible to come off the water tablets and have a drain put in so she could drain off the water herself, saving her kidneys in the process? Also she’s 72, why can’t she go on the transplant list? and my mum was told I was to old at 47 to be a live donor, is this true?
We as a family feel that they have given up on my mum already, and feel that time is running out.
Any ideas advice would be appreciated.