Oh, I'm so sorry you're going through this. I am too. My partner has been in a coma for two days now. He's come out of them before, but this is deeper and of longer duration. He has been actively bleeding internally for at least a couple of days. I feel this is probably the end, and if not, it's what the end will be like. He's in hospice care, too, so he is very peaceful in his sleep. Once in a while he opens his eyes, but does not respond or follow my voice or look at me. The hospice nurse keeps him comfortable in every way.So the days leading up to this last episode, Martin had some mild nausea, and not much appetite. He started getting a little confused now and then, mostly in the mornings. As the day went on, he said he felt the fog lifting. Let's see, what else--he had trouble writing, and one night he woke up in the bathroom but had no memory of getting out of bed. He got gradually more confused, and had trouble finding the right words, reading the time on the clock--stuff like that. Then he just wanted to sleep. He woke up to take his medicines and to eat a very little. Then Saturday they couldn't wake him up. Sunday morning I walked into his room, and he was awake again! Out of it again Monday, awake for a few hours on Monday night. During the out-of-it times, he would sometimes open his eyes if I called his name, but didn't look at me. He also got restless and annoyed when he was been changed and cleaned, and he kept saying
I am sorry you are going through this with your husband.
End stage liver disease is the medical condition of total liver failure. The symptoms of end stage liver disease are
- Brain disorders (Hepatic encephalopathy)
- Sever jaundice
- Electrolyte imbalance