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end stage liver failuee

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  • Posted By: kerrys angel at work
  • July 4, 2007
  • 08:25 PM

Same symtoms,signs,and stories,but by differnt stories by differnt people being told,about how their husband,or father,or brother are dying of end stage liver failure.My husband to has been told he has final stage liver failure,the doctor said he to will be dead in six months maybe four.He to has the huge stomach,the spider veins,and diarriha,decrease in urine,no jaundace yet,but looks really sick.Im asking the doctor thursday how much is his liver is gone.I know what everyone is going through,and our pain is much harder than the one dying,and my husband is a heavy drinker,and still does drink about a quart a day,maybe more.Vodka.Has anyone else out there know someone who kept drinking and how long did they live after finding out about liver failure and kept drinking.Thanks for the replys.

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  • Kerrys Angel At Work,My ex-husband was also told back in February 2007 that he only had 4 to 6 months to live, that was 5 months ago. The doctor told me he only has 2 to 5% functioning liver left. My ex was jaundice with ascites & hemoglobin count of 5.7 when we found out he had end stage liver disease (alcoholic cirrhosis). My ex also continues to drink....Vodka as well. He had stopped attending his regular doctor appointment's but has one scheduled for tomorrow. I'll let you know if the doctor knows any more on his prognosis. My ex is only 45 years old. Because my ex is still young, the doctor said he may live a little longer. The doctor assured me had he been over 50 he wouldn't have lasted a week after I had him admitted to the ER on 2/5/07.I'll keep in touch.Nicole
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  • Hey nicole,Thank you for writing to me,finally I have someone to talk to who is going through the same as me...my husband wouldnt go to the doctor yesterday either,he is 59 and Im 38.He has been eating since they told him though.He is sick most days.If you want to keep in touch by e-mail mine is mawmawd1@bellsouth.net,thanks for writing nicole.Dawn PassChristain Ms.hope to hear from you soon.
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