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Old 10-10-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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ascites,cirrosis

my friend has alcoholic cirrosis.he has bleed from the stomache,has muscle waisting,bone marrow depression,portal hypertension,mental fogging,ascites that continues after parencentesis that continues to put out clear yellow fluid for one week after the draining,at least 1200 ml.aday.6 liters were drained with intial parencentesis.he is jaundice. his sclera has been jaundice for a couple years before acute onset of all the sickness.his belly looks like he is 9 months pregnant one week after the parencentesis.

How long do you beleive he has to live?he is irritable. conrinues to load the dish washer,things like that,but sleeps alot,tired.he does talk on the phone at times.the guailty of his life is basically gone.i am so tird of his isuues.i tried for 11 years to get him to stop drinking.he has quit,but it is too late.i am a nurse.i do understand the physiology[sp] of his condition.ionly want a professional guess as to lenght of time befor death.i feel 1-4 months?his ptt is also affected.i told him along time ago i would continue to work when this all caught up with him,so i don't get to talk with the Dr's very often.he has applied for ssi.we have made a living will.

 
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