... immediately quit drinking. He went down hill very quickly. The worst being May of 2014, when he ended up in ICU with HE. He was given the drug rifaximin. Since that time, it has been nothing short of a miracle. Still not drinking since his initial diagnosis, which I know has been key, but he also no longer has to have a paracentis every 3-4 weeks. The muscle wasting has not only stopped but he is gaining healthy weight and muscle. (He is even back to work) While I know there is no cure, is it possible there is a remission point? If so how long does it last, so long as he remains alcohol free?