My ex and I were divorced in Sept and he moved out 2 weeks ago. I was in shock when he yelled at me back in Dec 19 stating that he wanted a divorce. He is often moody and often wanted a divorce but he persisted this time and he got his divorce. Since last Dec I have discovered that he has cirrhosis. I don't know when he was diagnosed. I think it was in Nov 18, but he keeps a lot from me.
I have been doing loads of research and he ticks every box relating to cirrhosis. A friend of mine goes to see him and reports back to me on his condition.
He has a massive belly and has done for years but it is getting bigger. He confirmed that he has ascites
His arms, legs, neck are skinny with the skin hanging.
He has no strength in his arms
He cannot sleep and does nothing all day
His feet are now swollen and the skin is very white - looks like dead skin (he is a diabetic also)
He has developed small breasts - Gynecomastia (about a year ago)
Bruises easily (has done for about 2-3 years)
Has a low platelet count and when he bleeds it takes ages to stop (diagnosed of having low platelets about 18 month ago)
Does not eat much and feels bloated
Is always sleeping and dosing off and is very very lazy - has done nothing for years
Drinks less beer and now drinks vodka as he feels bloated
Cannot keep food in - goes through him - diarrhea (this has been a problem for years) As soon as he eats he has to go to the toilet.
He does not seek medical help as he has a fear of going into hospital as he wont be able to smoke or drink in hospital
He has had an itchy back now for years, always rubbing and scratching
My friend reported back to me 2 weeks ago to say that his eyes are yellow, then last week that they are more yellow and my friend said that it looked like he had a tan (I think this must be jaundice)
I have been researching and reading up on 'End Stage Liver Disease' and he has had all of these symptoms for many many months, some for years. Is jaundice the very last stage? If it is - how much longer is he likely to live?
Until last Dec, we had a lovely life together, I do not want him to die alone and for no one to find him for weeks. He chose alcohol over me.
My friend will see him again this week and see if his palms are red and see if he has spider angiomas.
I'm just trying to find out if jaundice is the very very end stage. From what I have read it is between 2 weeks and 1 year. But most posts I read seem to indicate it is more weeks than months. Is this the case?