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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 21, 2007
  • 07:26 AM

Hello I'm 21yrs. old and my mother is an alcoholic. She is 49yrs. old. My mother has been drinking since her 20's. I fear the worst for her since her rapidly decreasing health. She has been hospitalized many times this year. She is jaundice, has hepatites C, anemic, and recently diagnosed with Esophagitis. My mother has never told our family what her real diagnosis with her liver is but I feel she has liver failure. I guess I'm really looking for the awnser of how long she is estimated to live. I'm not ready to lose my mother and I need help. Does anyone have some suggestions. My mother feels that its already to late but I can't stand back and watch her die.

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  • noone knows how long anyone will live. Not even doctors. They can surmise based on past experinces with other patients but everyone is different. Enjoy every minute you have with mom. Celebrate life everyday...even in little ways Keep your chin up, young one and be well...mommy cat
    mommy cat 1654 Replies Flag this Response
  • Unregistered To add to what mommycat said. There is a thread about that exact subject with people going through that with a loved one. Hope that helps if you can not find the post let me know and I will link it in a reply. Cala
    Cala1234 57 Replies Flag this Response
  • I too am so sorry to hear about your mom, you must be going through a very difficult time. The liver is an extraordinary organ, and is the only organ with the ability to regenerate itself...with that said it sounds like your mom is very sick. Is she still drinking? Sadly, if she doesn't stop drinking there is not much you can do, and I suggest counseling or therapy to help you through this... If she HAS quit drinking, then I would suggest she try to see an acupuncturist who is also a certified Chinese Herbalist to help her - Traditional Chinese Medicine is very helpful for Hep C and Liver diseases. I have been treating patients with Hep C and other related issues very successfully - their conditions have stabalized and their liver enzyme levels are within normal range. This is also very helpful in calming the mind and helping with pain. Please visit www.acufinder.com to find a certified practitioner, and google Misha Cohen for articles on TCM and Hep C. Milk Thistle, artichoke, nettles, alfalfa, dandelion are all good herbs for the liver. But sadly, unless she is wanting to heal, there is not much you can do - I wish you all the best. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • Remember that some people are just too sensitive for this world, they can't take it. You are a lot stronger than she is. If she stays longer for your sake, it will be very hard for her. So if you could accept and cope with the loss, you would be doing her a great service. She needs to know that you forgive and understand her, that you allow her to go, and that you will be fine. One day, soon enough, you will both look back at this world and laugh together. Nobody ever dies, we go to a better place, for real. Over 3000 years ago the Egyptians wrote: "Life lives, there is no death. You have existed for millions upon millions of years. And you shall exist, for millions upon millions of years." I'm sorry that I can't prove it to you. What's more, some months after "dying", she will learn how to help you. Then her life will become worth living. Don't be so sad and scared at that time, that you fail to notice. There will be no doubt, if you pay even a little attention. About both of you was written: "Rejoice, for the greater thy trial, the greater thy triumph."
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • Remember that some people are just too sensitive for this world, they can't take it. You are a lot stronger than she is. If she stays longer for your sake, it will be very hard for her. So if you could accept and cope with the loss, you would be doing her a great service. She needs to know that you forgive and understand her, that you allow her to go, and that you will be fine. One day, soon enough, you will both look back at this world and laugh together. Nobody ever dies, we go to a better place, for real. Over 3000 years ago the Egyptians wrote: "Life lives, there is no death. You have existed for millions upon millions of years. And you shall exist, for millions upon millions of years." I'm sorry that I can't prove it to you. What's more, some months after "dying", she will learn how to help you. Then her life will become worth living. Don't be so sad and scared at that time, that you fail to notice. There will be no doubt, if you pay even a little attention. About both of you was written: "Rejoice, for the greater thy trial, the greater thy triumph." Well Said, Curly. DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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