This is my first post. I just don’t know where to turn. My mother has cirrhosis and is currently still in hospital after a sever episode of HE. She is 69 years old.
I think it was coming on for weeks when i think back to the out of character things she was doing and very forgetful and confused.
I’d never heard of HE until i read people’s experiences on here.
I found her one morning 3 weeks ago lying in her bed very confused. She couldn’t move much and she couldn’t speak. They thought she had, had a stroke. But ruled it out after a head scan.
She has had cameras down her throat and they found something there but said no bleeding? Which doesn’t make sense because she vomited up a bit of blood when she was first admitted. She got a bit better after 5 days then went down hill again due to constipation.
They have had trouble getting rid of the HE as she has always suffered constipation. So she has has to have enemas to help with that. The more she is going to toilet, the more she is coming round. She is still very confused at times. And still has no appetite. Still not able to walk as of yet and her legs have swelled even more than they were with water due to lying down for 3 weeks. She also has an appointment for a colonoscopy on the 27th.
I just wanted peoples advice on how she could come out of this? I understand the cirrhosis is there and it must be pretty bad to be having all these complications. But is there a chance she could come out of this walking again? And at least be able to be somewhat independent or is this her fate now? I get no proper answers from the doctors? I haven’t been able to see her the whole time she has been in hospital due to Covid19. I would really appreciate some advice? Thank you.x