Does anyone know anything about the end stages of liver failure and how long a patient has left?
My father has been told that he is in the end stages of cirrhosis of the liver. He has previously been told he has ascites and jaundice.
The cause has been excessive drinking for the last 15 years. Although he is no longer drinking, he still had a episode a few weeks back where he was in a complete state of confusion and was hospitalised.
They have drained the fluid from his body and is currently been prescribed a lot of medication to assist his body with flushing out toxins.
My mother told me this evening that he is once again in the hospital and was admitted on Saturday morning. The doctors has said little other than that they believe he is in the late stages of liver failure. Sadly, he is only 54.
Does anyone have any knowledge or experience they can part with… I am having difficulty getting the full story or any information to help me to make a decision. I have booked flights for him to come and spend Christmas with me as it may be his last. I am concerned that he may not make it that long but have no idea.
Would it be wise to fly down to see him in case he goes or do people in late stages usually have weeks to months?