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End stage, How long?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 20, 2007
  • 04:45 PM

My Father in law was recently diagnosed with end stage liver disease. He definitely has Cirrhosis but Cancer is being ruled out, we believe he does have cancer too. His symptoms within 2 weeks are extremely thin, weak, some memory problems with names and very jaundice. They just drained 2.5 liters of fluid from his abdomen. If anyone out there has any past experience of this please let me know how long your loved one lasted past this and what else they encountered. I know the stages and all I just would like some personal stories. I know everyone is different. I work in the healthcare field so just share personal stories with me please. Thanks.

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  • Well to answer my own question for anyone else going through this. The story goes like this. He was diagnosed about 1 month after having symptoms. Day 1 after diagnosis- up all day mostly coherent though forgot a few names. Not much eating going on though. He did take his meds. Day 2 in bed all day. In and out of sleeping. Would arouse and answer questions, Kept saying it will be alright. Stood up twice to fall down on ground. No broken bones though. Slept through the night with expiratory grunting. Vomited coffee grounds throughout day and night. Day 3 around 9 am-Became confused stood up out of bed, fell, was placed in bed again, vomited for the final time and passed away about 10 min. later very peacefully. This is my story I am sure everyones is different but one thing remains the same "CHERISH EVERY MOMENT YOU HAVE WITH A LOVED ONE"
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    • October 8, 2007
    • 03:13 PM
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