Hi all, I'm Carol and I care for my husband, Michael who now has decompensated cirrhosis. He recently had a bleed, we don't know where from, but had to have six pints of blood transfused, we were on a cruise ship when it happened so we're landed in Estonia. It went well except he picked up a UTI, which landed him in hospital for 8 days, this caused confusion, but long story short, and we don't know if there is any connection, he now is being treated for HE. I work full time, but have, at the moment a very understanding boss so can leave early etc. I guess what I want to know is, with lactulose and rifaximin, how long does the confusion last, will it improve? The sleepiness as well? I feel quite alone with looking after my husband with this condition.
Thank you for any information.