It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Liver & Pancreas Disorders Message Board

Process of Dying of Liver Failure?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-08-2010, 05:35 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
mgmsdaddy HB User
Process of Dying of Liver Failure?

My Father-In-Law is dying of liver failure. His liver specialist has given him "weeks" to live. I'm wanting to find out what to expect as his condition worsens and the end nears. Currently, he is severely jaundiced, generally fatigued and just a bit "off" mentally (not so much that people who don't know him really notice) and slower than normal in his speech and response times. What is next? What can we expect to be the process as we go forward? Will he just get more and more tired and ultimately slip into a coma? I can't find any description of the general process online (other than lists of potential symptoms of ESLD). Thanks to anyone who may be able to help.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 05-09-2010, 04:40 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 1,147
TopGeek HB UserTopGeek HB UserTopGeek HB UserTopGeek HB User
Re: Process of Dying of Liver Failure?

Every case is different and it really depends on the underlying reason and degree of liver failure. If the doctors have given a prognosis of 'weeks' then it has to be assumed that they know there is no hope of recovery. I can only speak from the experience of an aunt who died unexpectedly of primary liver cancer. She suddenlly developed jaundice, was taken into hospital, had a liver biopsy which confirmed the cancer and she rapidly sank into a coma and died peacfully within 10 days.
It is impossible to say just what will happen in your father-in-law's case but rest assured that the doctors will ensure that there is no pain.
It is a sad and often traumatic experience for the family but death comes to us all eventually. Thankfully, modern medicine is usually able to make the inevitable end as peaceful as possible.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
my friend is dying from anorexia... help please! hazeyxx Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 19 01-26-2010 09:13 AM
Liver problems Taunalee Liver & Pancreas Disorders 1 05-21-2009 09:55 PM
i need to know if my son is dying patsyjane Liver & Pancreas Disorders 1 04-26-2009 03:41 PM
Are Liver Function Tests conclusive? ddav4forum Liver & Pancreas Disorders 7 04-26-2009 04:42 AM
fear of suddenly dying? calidreaming Anxiety 1 06-20-2008 10:19 AM
I Think She's Dying Please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! alana52 Liver & Pancreas Disorders 7 08-07-2007 04:58 PM
Liver Failure Krishon Liver & Pancreas Disorders 10 12-09-2005 07:16 AM
serzone/nefazodone and liver failure hry33 Panic Disorders 1 05-22-2004 07:37 PM
Elevated Liver Enymes Possible Hemochromatosis cbarnett Hepatitis 0 01-14-2003 07:19 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:27 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!