However, there is validity to the premise that pain will actually keep you alive longer, and
it's always an ongoing challenge to find the balance of pain and
/or anxiety control. Remember, too, that acute co-morbid events, ie: coronary, pulmonary or spontaneous bleeding and clotting can occur at any time and hasten death
Additionally, it is not uncommon for liver failure patients to wax and wane in terms of their mentation, confusion and overall state.