My dad is 87 years old and has end stage liver disease(biliary cirrhosis) Paracentesis ev ery week is no longer doing the trick so he is having a TIPS procedure tomorrow. He builds up so much fluid in his abdomen that he now has trouble breathing and is very frail. Until this happened he was still going to work every day and running a small business. I'm wondering whether they would do this procedure if he was truly at the end? I can't ask his doctor because I have a step mother and she doesn't really want me involved. He seems to me to be on death's door and this procedure is very risky and yet they are going forward with it tomorrow. Can someone actually regain significant strength after this procedure and buy some time and quality of life? Hoping someone has some thoughts. Thanks so much!
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