My situation is that my mum has this condition. To cut a long story short she was living elsewhere and had 18kg of fluid removed by a drain due to ascites. I believe that amount to be correct as she weighed 58kg before and 40kg after drain. She has been suffering with confusion since around 24th August, in and out of hospital for various mental episodes. They just sent her home. Finally 3 weeks ago she went to hospital via ambulance and they've kept her in, giving iv vitamins. I mentioned wernickes to them a number of times. Now I think as treatment wasn't prompt it's moved on to koroskof. She's now not eating meals or drinking fluids. Does anyone else have experience of this? Does she have a chance of recovery mentally?