I had a brother 57 yrs old who passed away 5/6/07 from end stage liver disease. I am just trying to understand why he passed so quick. The onset date was 2/26/07. He was first diag. with kidney failure, gallbladder and then end state liver disease. We were in a out of hospital since 2/26/07. We were even lucky to visit Pfleger Liver Institute in L.A. Unfortunately, my brother was diag. with an acholol liver and therefore, had a six month soberity waiting period. My brother would have a beer or two in the evenings after working all day and on the weekends he would either have a few beers or Segram 7 drink. There were time when he did not drink at all. He was told by the gastrolgist his liver was at a C and the only treatment would be a liver transplant. I need to understand why my brother died so quick. There are people walking around with End State Liver Disease and still alive. My brother's last drink was Jan. 5, 2007 and he did not have anything to drink the month of November and most of December, 2006. From the onset my brothers MELD Scores were in the high 30's and intermitently in the 40's. Doctors would not tab his belly because is INR level was 2.4 and creatine 5.8 and low as 4.4, the bilrubins were 16.1 and higher at times. I am sad and confused and trust want to understand.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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