... went through treatments and became hepatitis c negative. But he still had cirrosues of the liver. He did good off and on with having a few aphasajil vary c. (Sp) banded. My mom left him in 2013 he went on a bad drinking binge. They got back together April of 2014. He quit drinking and was doing okay. In June or July of 2014 he got diagnosed with liver cancer the found a spot on his liver and put him through radioactive treatment with the beads straight into his liver with a stint that blocked everything off and a stint to put them in through his groin. In 3 months he went back and it was gone with no signs of regrowth. He is supposed to have ultrasounds every 6 months and was going regularly until In August of 2015 my mom passed from copd complications that led to a heart attack. He found her. Since then I believe my dad has just given up went back to a few recreational drug use/drinking occasionally since she passed. Four months ago he has HAD to have fluid drained off of his stomach once a month. I took him two weeks ago and they drained 9 liters off. I talk with him today and he is extended out again and it's hard for him to breath. He sleeps ALOT is sometimes confused. I don't really know a lot or what to do I have two children of my own that I may raising and am just not sure what to do... with only loosing my mom a year ago it's still so fresh and I do think know how much longer I have with him. Thanks any advice is helpful
My dad passed away this past July of Hep C and Cirrhosis and he was having the same symptoms as your dad. He was getting drained regularly with no less than 8 liters every time. He was also very tired and itchy and slept a lot. He was getting very confused because of the Encephalopathy or high levels of ammonia in the blood (this will only get worse.) My dad gave up he quit taking the lactulose and starting doing drugs again which didn't help. If your dad doesn't stop drinking and doing drugs than his life will end sooner than you want. The fluid build up will not go away you can only help with a low salt diet and he must stick to it and the diet wont make the fluid stop it will just help on not building up so fast. My dad battled this for 20 or more years and towards the last few months he was in bad shape. My dad doctors figured there was nothing more they could treat him for so they decided to get him on the organ donor list and we live in Ohio and Ohio is the only state where the state has to approve of someone receiving a organ from a donor. I suggest that your father think about a transplant and if so sign up with as many donor banks you can even if you have to go across state lines. The more lists your are on the better the chances on finding a donor. My dad was still on the list when he passed. Ultimately I suggest if your dad is confused and he hasn't spoke to a doctor about it then he needs to because it that doesn't get immediate attention then your dad could fall into a coma and never wake up again or worse pass away. If the levels are untreated for a long period of time and then the doctors are able to bring his levels to a normal status then he can have memory loss or permanent brain damage. My prayers are with you and your dad and I hope this gives you a little insight on the future. This is scary and not easy for anyone involved but never lose hope and hopefully your dad will not give up because once that happens it wont be long. I hope this helps in any way possible and this is a great site for questions and support.
Cuyahoga Falls Ohio.
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