Hi, my mom is 51 years old and she's been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember and she drinks straight vodka from the bottle 100 proof. She found out in October 2007 that she has stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver and that she needed a transplant.

It's been over 5 yrs since she was diagnosed, and I can't really tell a difference in her physically wise. She looks and acts fine to me. Her eyes have always been kind of yellowish and she has a big belly. Unfortunatly she continues to drink almost daily and I worry about her everyday and night. She also has thyroid issues which has contributed to her liver damage.

I guess I'm just looking for some answers on how long someone can live like this?