Hard liquor like rum. I have two baby brothers and I guess I'm just looking for some comfort to have a better understanding of how much worse this is going to get. Shes had seizures, as much as 7 liters obtained and drained from her stomach . I'm drained and I don't know what to do or how bad its gotten over the years and to be honest I'm scared out of mind . I am only 23 years old and will soon face the responsibility of taking care of my little brothers . I'm not so sure I could make it out alive when that time comes.
My mother was diagnosed over 7 years with last stage cirrhosis and to this day she still drinks?
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my family has been very unfortunate . I have an older brother who has a family of his own . So I'm left to be strong for my mom and them . Its always been just the 5 of us and I feel more alone than ever. I work my but off to provide for my little brothers . I moved to florida after I graduated high school to attend college and had to move back to take care of my family. The worse part is I'm so comsumed in making sure they have food and clothes and half the time I can't provide as much as I'd like. I will never be able to attend college and reach my lomg life goals I will never be able to start a family of my own. Sounds so selfish to write I'm just so consumed in the scary thoughts that I'm not focusing on the bigger picture and thats my mothers life. Weve gone from homeless on the streets to just ok . A single mother of 4 kids worked 7 days a week at McDonald's to provide for her children. She attended all of my older brother and I sporting events and now she has completely given up on life I mean COMPLETELY.
No, you are not selfish. Its a lot for your Mom to throw on you. Its not fair of your Mom. Have you applied for assistance at all? How old are your brothers? I'm surprised your Mom has managed to make it this long with stage 4 since she's continuing drinking. I know you've given up stuff now, but you can do college courses online and you can still go out. Your older brother needs to help out with the boys.
I am so sorry for your situation. My husband was diagnosed with end stage alcoholic cirrhosis in 2007, the doctors had all of the family come since they determined he wouldn't live through the night. He lived, continued drinking until May of 2010. He has been sober for the last 6 years but is on hospice since October 2015 for end stage cirrhosis complications. May God give you the strength for this journey you are on. You and your family will be in my prayers.
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