... sx-ascities, jaundice, bleeding "ulcers" and encephalopathy. Given moderate palliative care, can you estimate how long until he dies. Thank you
If you have some recent blood work for him (the hospital will have copies). If you have Bilirubin, Creatinine levels and INR (international normalised ratio; blood clotting time) you can enter these values into a MELD score calculator ( sasl.unibas.ch/11calculators-MELD.php ) which is diagnostic for end stage liver disease and expected life expectancy. e.g. A MELD score of ~20+ will indicate a minimum (30 days) to a maximum of two years. The sicker one becomes, the more diagnostic the numbers.
Are you sure about the bleeding ulcers? I have to ask as I just had an emergency surgery for bleeding ulcers, having lost half my blood solids and fluids in just a couple of days. If he has blood coming from the mouth then it is his stomach or esophagus that is bleeding, If it is the other end then it is likely to be duodenal ulcers.
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