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My dad was hospitalised 2.5 years ago after losing a lot of blood and collapsing. He was given 6 pints. He had infections. Confusion, muscle wastage. Had to have physio to walk again. 6 weeks later he came home and had been told his liver was cirhotic and small and if he drank again he would kill himself ! He stopped drinking for 6 months then gradually he started a few halfs, the odd Baileys, a few glasses of wine. Now he is back to a litre of whiskey every 2 days and has been for the last year ! He has regular doctors appointment and a blood test that always come back " abnormal but as expected " he says the doctor says he's fine. But I only get what he tells me. If I speak to the doctor I think my dad would want nothing to do with me and I can't have that as he's only got me , and I know he can't have long but Iv told him and told him to stop drinking he just won't. He's old school, he's been drinking for 60 years, ( he's 78 ) he says the doctors are all wrong ! His skin is like paper, if he knocks himself it peels back and bleeds forever. He's sometimes a bit yellow but not always. He has a fluid retention problem in his legs but takes a dietetic also omiprisole and multivitamin . Recently he's been sleeping in the day and staying up all night ( although he says it's because of olympics) medically he should be dead according to all the information Iv read , I seriously don't know what to expect. I'm just waiting for the call from the warden ( warden assisted accommodation ) to say they found him. Is this really as unusual or is anyone else known this and can advise me what's happening. I swear he's pickled from the inside !!
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