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My grandma in final stage of cirrhosis :(

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Old 10-24-2010, 02:08 AM   #1
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My grandma in final stage of cirrhosis :(

My grandma (76) has been suffering with liver disease for almost 7yrs. She is in final stage of cirrhosis, she has severe swelling and jaundice also hemorroids and no energy so far i have not heard any good news from doctors they say its very advanced but cant predict a life expectency .. Im soooo scared of losing my grandma sooner than i think.. i know it isnt long and just would like to hear from someone in my situation?? Thank you diana

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Old 10-24-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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Re: My grandma in final stage of cirrhosis :(

If your grandmother is not on hospice, it sounds like she should be. Is she still living at home or at a nursing facility? Regardless, someone should be monitoring her level of pain, and making sure that the remaining quality of her life is not compromised.
The one thing about impending death is that nobody knows for sure exactly when this will occur; however, once the patient becomes unresponsive and in a semi-comatose state, it usually is a matter of days/weeks.
I am truly sorry what you are going through.

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