Stages of death from alcoholism

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My husband is in a family background where both parents drink nearly every day whilst maintaining a normal working life so in his eyes drinking frequently is a normal thing. I am from an opposite background where none of my parents would drink except for special occasions. For years I have told my husband how I don't like his drinking habbit which has increased over the years.
it was hell to watch her suffer, from what i know about emphysema from many years of nursing is that people usually die from complications resulting from the emphysema,,in the case of my mom's it was sepsis,,,an infection that took over her system...there are many support groups for copd patients, some are sponsored by the american lung association...there are even support groups on the internet that my mom had checked out..
By reading about this and and comparing it to my alcohol consumption I have a hard time thinking that this is what I have. It also has a 50-60% chance of death within the first 30 days, and I felt bad but not that bad. Does anyone know what other Hepatitis you can have that it pretty much goes away after about 30 days.
like ibi said, a medical workup would be necessary to establish any sort of expectancy. the stages of alcoholism are not characterized by things like enzyme levels or other physiological parameters, but rather behavioral issues. there are actually four classic alcoholism stages that correspond to thought and behavior patterns. secondary conditions such as liver disease and cancer are classified in stages according to physiological deterioration and biochemical markers.
But if she's like my father, she surely has something aside from alcoholism going on. The only reason I haven't done anything with my own father yet is because he's having psychiatric illnesses on top of alcoholism, and his psychiatrist believes this could explain the issues (father has NPD, and rationalizes every one of his actions; naturally, these rationalizations are bizzare enough to wonder). Anyway, sorry for the long post.
I usually would never suggest to someone that they have liver damage but considering your age and how long you have been drinking I feel it’s almost a certainty. Early stages of cirrhosis are reversible. This is another reason why this appointment is so important to keep. Depending on your test results you will most likely be told you need to stop drinking for the rest of your life. There can never be any exceptions. Weight loss is common amongst alcoholics.
My Husband is a very bad alchololic, chroci, the past months in 6 ,monts he had a severe cough that wouldn,t go away finally we made him see a doctor he has been hospitalized many times for drinking and still won,t stop he has to now, his lungs our filling up with water and the doctor found two spots on his liver he said he could do a ultrasound, but he didn,t think it would change anything, he gave him med where if he drinks he gets sick, hes been doing ok, with it we our treating him at home,
My husband has been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. He has been out of work for over 2 years; let go for temper and mood swings from drinking. He has been in the hospital 3-4 times and has had all the ongoing symptoms for the mid-stages of cirrhosis. He is about 5' 9" and used to weight about 168 lbs. Now he is around 130 lbs. Every time the hospital gets his health under control and he comes home I ask him to get intensive outpatient or inpatient treatment.
I have read many posts from people that say if untreated you wll die of complicatons of HCV. That is not true. Only 5% get liver cancer and it's hard to tell the progression of cirrohsis especially if your lifestyle is healthy. I've had HCV for 40 yrs and only stopped etoh 2009. Stage 0-1. People are different. I work in a hosptal ICU, 8 years and have seen 1 liver cancer from HCV and the patient was a heavy drinker. All the HCV patients I see in the ICU with GI bleeds, cirr.
We watched through the years as this man went from being a very vibrant man to a frail shell of what he had once been. His 15 years of cirrhosis was spent going from doctor to doctor as new symptoms would appear. He would get his stomach tapped every couple of months until he eventually had a stint put in 5 years before he died. The medications he was on varied, some did not have any side effects, and others made him talk out of his head.
, liver damage, heart damage and more. Most of these things are reversable in the early stages of alcoholism, but the longer you drink the more damage done the less chance of complete physical recovery. It definatey affects the mind as well. Your thinking will become more and more irrational until you stop. This is just my opinion from my experiences. Alcoholics anonymous can really help you if you really want to stop. You may want to check them out as soon as possible.
) Somehow I got to a point where I could embrace the good parts of my mom and let go of a lot of the pain.It took me almost 6 months. Unfortunately my father has now been diagnosed with cancer,and his time is very short. Other getting back on to my therapist calendar, Im at a loss how to get through this while i'm still not 100%. Any other suggestions on how to cope?
Just for the shear joy of terrorizing you further, there actually IS one more thing to be concerned with (truly) when taking Vicodin, my friend -- Tylenol-induced liver damage. True, for two years running I took up to 100 Vicodin per day (each pill with the equivalent of an extra-strength Tylenol in it) and through some work of the devil, I'm still walking around and my liver test three weeks ago was incomprehensibly normal.
It is to my under- standing that a good percentage of liver tranplants go to people with liver disease from alcoholism and Hep-c Do we give up on these people? Or do we give them a second chance to get clean and sober? Is someone turned down because he is an alcoholic or is he told that if you straighten out we will put you on the list.
His denial is of such an intense nature that it is scarey. Are these all signs of being in the final stages of alcholism?
and dont think im been silly ,......thats how  a member, of a family, of a suicide death feels ,.......you feel people might turn there back on you ,...when they hear the word suicide ,........like it is catching ,.prob for family members ,.......but not for some ,.........i do understand when jml1986 said he know of 15 members of the one family ,....its often family's that are wiped out ,............i cant say any more just now ,so thanks to all ,........
org/wiki/Hepatic_encephalopathy “Hepatic encephalopathy (also known as portosystemic encephalopathy) is the occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness and coma as a result of liver failure. In the advanced stages it is called hepatic coma or coma hepaticum. It may ultimately lead to death.[1] It is caused by accumulation in the bloodstream of toxic substances that are normally removed by the liver.
Last of the Oxy ( This is how I will refer to the drug from now on.) Nauseaus through the night. Friday 6am. Pain in legs and arms a bit of nausea, ache all over, no appitite. Friday 10pm. Bed-No sleep at all ( up and down all night ), legs arms crazy could not rest or stay still, kicking quilt off then on , the standing up sitting, oh my arms and legs were a nightmare ( worst night I have ever experienced ). Saturday am.
My dad has cirrhosis of the liver and hep c. He was released from the hospital into hospice at my home. His GI Dr. Told me his life expectancy is very low. We are talking about a few weeks to a month. His Dr. Also told me it would be wise to contact the family in new York to come down to see him. He has been here for 5 days now. When he was in the hospital he was confused and acting out, hardly able to talk or walk.
Fibromyalgia is often observed as a consequence of IFN treatment (I read in MedHelp some posts of people suffering from it). But is it a cause or a consequence ? Nobody knows today. Moerover, Q10 has shown anti-inflammatory effects on some markers which are the same involved in the brain processus described in the last papers I sent you.
I would just like to know how many stages of cirrhosis are there and how far along is stage 4? I am tired of giving blood for them to look at and they say there is no change. can you tell me about stage 4 of cirrhosis. I am 55 years old and I am ready to leave this world anytime the Good Lord thinks I should go, should I continue to torture myself with this liver clinic?
I learned a lot reading through your entries like I did not know that my short-term memory loss was from Adderall! Literally all of the time my best friends bring up things(from not to long ago)& I'll have no recollection-makes me kinda feel better tho2 it wasn't bc i was to drunk(trying to think positive). I also don't know any celebrities names except my faves &I barley remember movies after I see them or especially their title.
saw tests that validated his low platelet count. However, when I received a copy of the death certificate it stated his official cause of death was liver disease. I wanted answers, so I ask my sons wife she will not tell me. HIPAA laws say the medical records now belong to my son' s wife. I had not seen my son for almost two years prior to his death contact was occasional text or email. Our last contact was unpleasant my son was drunk,and wanted to fight with everyone.
Make sure the doctor know that a large percentage of those with neurologic damage from B-12 deficiency are NOT anemic. They can become badly disabled and near death before developing the blood disorder.
It's very difficult when we have spent so long with someone and had to endure emotional and physical abuse during their stages of alcoholism. I am glad you are working towards finding a positive place for you and for your son. You deserve this now more than ever. And I would hate to say this but you might actually be helping your alcoholic by making such a move. I think the last loving thing I did for my alcoholic was leave them after 5 years.
We're delighted to hear from you! Lots of good nourishing words here Friends!
aside from getting sober myself, it's the hardest thing i've ever done--watching someone descend into the uniquely cruel madness that is alcoholism, and then seeing them pass on from the same. i still have a hard time this part of the year as i went through the final stages with my father during the christmas and new year's period. in the hospital 12/26 and gone 1/03.
It most certainly could be from the alcohol (and probaby is) but another thought is your mother may be suffering from the early stages of Alzhiemers or dementia. The alcohol could certainly exasperate it or even bring some of those same symptoms. It's true that the doctor can't discuss your mother with you (unless she's deemed incompetant) so my next step would be to set up that appointment meeting with the doctor and your mom to discuss your concerns.
It is more common than people realize, especially in European descent. It is just that the drs miss this in early stages of the disorder, and fail to look into warning signs, like the elevated liver enzymes. If you are negative for all Hep viruses, and do not drink then the dr needs to look further.
The Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (Alcohol-Related Dementia) Definition Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome (WKS) is a neurological disorder. Wernicke's Encephalopathy and Korsakoff's Psychosis are the acute and chronic phases, respectively, of the same disease. WKS is caused by a deficiency in the B vitamin thiamine. Thiamine plays a role in metabolizing glucose to produce energy for the brain.
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