Stages of death from alcoholism

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Avatar_f_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> an opposite background where none <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn it was hell to watch her suffer, from what i know about emphysema <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> many years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> nursing is that people usually die <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> complications resulting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> 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..
16776862_tn?1452781276 He used to drink and do a whole ton of drugs and distribute drugs when he was a teen and in his early 20s but was able to walk away <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> it. He cut himself off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> his family several years ago. His switch from vicodin to methodone was self diagnosed last January and sought out on the street, not under the supervision of a doctor.
Avatar_n_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>death</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn like ibi said, a medical workup would be necessary to establish any sort <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> expectancy. the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stages</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>alcoholism</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn But if she's like my father, she surely has something aside <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>alcoholism</span> 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.
Avatar_m_tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stages</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn 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,
Avatar_f_tn I have read many posts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> people that say if untreated you wll die <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> complicatons <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn We watched through the years as this man went from being a very vibrant man to a frail shell <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> what he had once been. His 15 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> cirrhosis was spent going <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn , liver damage, heart damage and more. Most <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> these things are reversable in the early <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stages</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>alcoholism</span>, 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.
Avatar_n_tn ) Somehow I got to a point where I could embrace the good parts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> my mom and let go <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> a lot <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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?
Avatar_n_tn 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.
Avatar_n_tn It is to my under- standing that a good percentage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> liver tranplants go to people with liver disease <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>alcoholism</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn and dont think im been silly ,......thats how  a member, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> a family, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> a suicide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>death</span> feels , feel people might turn there back on you ,...when they hear the word suicide , 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 ,........
Avatar_n_tn org/wiki/Hepatic_encephalopathy “Hepatic encephalopathy (also known as portosystemic encephalopathy) is the occurrence of confusion, altered level <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> consciousness and coma as a result <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> liver failure. In the advanced <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stages</span> 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.
429155_tn?1205676864 Last of the Oxy ( This is how I will refer to the drug <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> now on.) Nauseaus through the night. Friday 6am. Pain in legs and arms a bit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn My dad has cirrhosis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the liver and hep c. He was released <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn Fibromyalgia is often observed as a consequence <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> IFN treatment (I read in MedHelp some posts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> people suffering <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn I would just like to know how many <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stages</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> cirrhosis are there and how far along is stage 4? I am tired <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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?
Avatar_n_tn I learned a lot reading through your entries like I did not know that my short-term memory loss was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> Adderall! Literally all <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the time my best friends bring up things(<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn Make sure the doctor know that a large percentage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> those with neurologic damage <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> B-12 deficiency are NOT anemic. They can become badly disabled and near death before developing the blood disorder.
Avatar_f_tn It's very difficult when we have spent so long with someone and had to endure emotional and physical abuse during their <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stages</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>alcoholism</span>. 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.
Avatar_f_tn saw tests that validated his low platelet count. However, when I received a copy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>death</span> certificate it stated his official cause <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>death</span> 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.
544292_tn?1268886268 We're delighted to hear from you! Lots of good nourishing words here Friends!
Avatar_f_tn aside from getting sober myself, it's the hardest thing i've ever done--watching someone descend into the uniquely cruel madness that is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>alcoholism</span>, and then seeing them pass on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> the same. i still have a hard time this part <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
Avatar_f_tn It most certainly could be from the alcohol (and probaby is) but another thought is your mother may be suffering <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>from</span> the early <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stages</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.
Avatar_n_tn It is more common than people realize, especially in European descent. It is just that the drs miss this in early <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>stages</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span> 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.