Re: My husband is dying....
Hello and my sympathies to both of you. I did loose a very close friend to alcoholism last year, and it was very difficult. It was a very long time coming, and the last months were very hard to watch. I ended up being his medical power of attorney, as his family had long since disappeared from his life.
Once the end was near, I sat by his side for days as he slowly slipped away. Once he lost consciousness, he seemed at peace, and was comfortable and out of pain.
Before that he suffered from severe swelling of his abdomen, which had to be drained several times, as well as edema in his legs and feet. His color did become almost orange, and his eyes yellow from jaundice.
I am just thankful to have known this wonderful man, very talented musician and wise old soul. I hope you both have time to forgive any problems this disease has brought into your lives, and can separate the man from the disease. All we can ask for in the end is love and acceptance, and to remember all the good in each of us. Letting go is very hard, but if you can do so with a clear conscious and open heart, it will make it all the easier for you afterwards.
I hope the very best for both of you and your families.