Hi! I just joined this support group. My 75 year old mother -in-law was diagnosed with advance stage cirrhosis 10 days ago.She has ascites and they tapped her and took out 3 litres. She is tiny woman,and 3 litres was lot of fluid in her.I'm her primary care-taker and she lives with me. I need any advice and anwers that you can give me since I had never even heard of this disease.She came home after the tapping and was placed on diuretics.That helped reduce a lot of fluid even further.But it dipped her blood pressure and dehydrated her.she's back in the hospital. I was told that she has tested positive with high levels of hepatitis C. How long do you think she'll be able to make it with all this?According to the docs she's been infected with hepC for atleast 30 years.
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