My brother was diagnosed with cirrhosis about a year ago and his doctor told him he needs a new liver. He told me about it about 8 weeks ago (we live 1500 miles apart and I do not see him very often). During the last 8 weeks, he has been in and out of the hospital because he keeps filling up with fluid. Yesterday he was taken by ambulance after I sent the police to his house to check on him because he wasn't answering his phone. They found him in a very confused and combative state. I spoke to his nurse this morning and they are going to drain his fluid again, but he is still very confused and combative. We have been trying to get him on a liver transplant list but he is not on one yet. I'm worried that he isn't going to live long enough to get a transplant. Has anyone gone through a similar experience? How much longer does he have? I feel so helpless.