I married my husband 1 year ago. I knew he was an alcoholic when I married him, although, he drank....he didn't seem to drink more than 5 a night. Now, he drinks 20-24 oz of vodka daily.
I am feeling a whole flurry of emotions. I have spoke to him about the increase of his consumption...he denies that it has increased. He tells me that he can quit if he wanted to, but he needs to drink in order to sleep.
I do not want to argue and I do not want to control...I just don't know what to do. We moved to a new state 2.5 years ago so that he could go back to work. I am afraid that he is going to become sick and we live so far from home.
The symptoms I have been noticing is that: 1) he sleeps about 12 hrs a night now/ and naps during the day. 2)He doesn't seem to be able or want to do much but sit in his chair and drink his vodka. 3)His back on the right side hurts....4)he slurs alot when he speaks....5)has conversations and does not remember the next day. 6) His hands shake alot. 7)He says his enzymes are normal and he is prediabetic. 8) We no longer go anywhere besides the grocery store (that is doing something to him) 9) He stumbles/loses his balance quite often. 10) He has 3 bowel movements in the morning/all are very loose. 11) His interior ears itch all the time
I know that some of these symptoms seem like intoxication, but I think it goes beyond that. I am quite concerned and lost as to what to do. He says he will stop drinking when he knows that he has become ill from it.
I love this man; but, sometimes I just feel like leaving and going home before matters get worse. My other half says "for better or worse"
Can anyone tell me if these symptoms are precursors to liver damage/failure. Thank you very much