Hi, I have posted on here before but not for a while. My Husband was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver (non alcoholic) 2 years ago and given 6 months to live. However his willpower has kept him going. He sleeps an awful lot and is on a lot of drugs. He has been going downhill quite quickly lately, has no balance, not eating much etc. However yesterday afternoon, right out of the blue, he vomited three times so much blood with clots. He was taken to Hospital and apparently has been vomiting blood all night and has black stools. They are going to put a camera down to see what is going on. Is he nearing the end? Any advice would be appreciated. He is also very confused.
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No advice from me, just wanted to say as no one has responded here that I'm pulling for you and your husband, and wishing you both strength.
Hello, thinking of you. Scary time for you. Its sounds like he has had an oesophogeal bleed or something similar. They are managed by surgery (via endoscopy usually) and betablockers ongoing. Hope you can hear more from Drs soon, its terribly frustrating not being able to be there more.Theres lots on here who have had these bleeds if that's what it is. I'm sure folks will flood in with wisdom and help before long.
He needs to be in hospital .... 999Good luck x
He’s in hospital.
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I had similar symptoms when I was fifteen after having cirrhosis since I was six. I also had black stools and my legs swelled a lot and I turned jaundice and when I first arrived in the hospital and had tried to eat toast it came straight back up but not as normal vomit but sort of just as it was as food. I was taken to the children’s hospital a few days later and they did an endoscopy and banded the bleeding so that it stopped and that’s what When I was put on beta blockers. My body recovered pretty quickly and I’m 21 now still with the same liver and reasonably healthy for the condition I have so definitely depends on the situation and individual. It’s quite scary when you think of a bleed but there are positive outcomes too, hope this helps
Ask about a Tipps procedure. That cleared me up after 2 nearly fatal bleeds
TIPS Also helped me, unfortunately the patient must meet certain numbers in the meld score in order for them to be able to perform the procedure. It also increases the ammonia. Ask the doctors for guidance.
I have no idea what meld score is. Prior to my tipps i only ever had a basic liver scan. No biopsy. No reason given for cirrhosis. Just watching TV one day. Felt queasy puked half or more of my blood out. Start of the roller-coaster. Lots of banding until tipps suggested and performed.
Hi this happened to me 12 years ago first and only symptom of liver disease, lost so much blood I had a stroke. It was 6 years before the subject of a transplant came up, varicies were managed by banding via endoscopy and beta blockers. Good luck
So sorry to hear that hope all goes ok thinking of you
What a stressful situation for you both.
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Wishing you both the very best.
I m glad the bleed was repaired. It sounds like he has Hepatic Encephalopothy . My husband had a bad case 18 months ago. It is a build up of toxins in the brain. My husband accused me of having affairs with the doctors and paying them to keep him in hospital. He was very cruel . He caused mayhem in the ward and was convinced he was being held against his will... It will get better... just hang in there.
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