inflamed liver sent home

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My son went to a gastrenologist (sp) August 29, his blood test for hep or diabetes, etc were negative, he stated "inflamed liver" and sent him home to follow a special diet and come back once a week, and no work for 30 days. My son did not make it to his one week appt as he steadily went down hill, no energy, nauseous, no appetite, weak, shaky I advised him to go to ER sooner but he did not listen. At his ER visit, the doctor immediately referred him to a bigger/better hospital, he had liver AND kidney failure by this time, and died 9 days later in the hospital. I am angry the doctor did not test him better on August 29, he should of been submitted then, maybe he would still be here for his 3 young children and high school sweetheart. He was only 36 years old and had much more years to live. He drank alcohol, but was not a daily drinker, he drank when he was upset such as losing a loved one, he was allergic to alcohol also. got red faced and hot if he drank. My question is, is it common that a doctor wouldn't treat right away? I mean, the 2nd day after he was sent home he was so weak and shaky he couldn't drive himself or walk around the house without being pained. I am devastated and feel he should of been treated right away sad it was like he was sent home to pass.

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    Mr Savio, I hope your liver heals up quickly. I was hoping for a glimpse of my son's liver to start regenerating. Docs really said nothing just "it's leveled out" didn't tell us it was not going to get better. Deep down, I guess I knew since his kidneys were also failing. the month of Sept is a blur to say the least.

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      Thanks.

      My recommendation to anyone suffering is think; fatty liver. The liver has soaked up all the fat or stored energy it can take.

      We have to ofcourse give up alcohol entirely and ditch saturated fat namely animal fats but even plant fats are too rich for a cirrhosis patient to cope with at first. I have had huge success starting out with just a starch based diet even avoiding too many high protein grains and beans just sticking to sweet potatoes and greens as staples. Brocolli and cruciferous are amazing. Also avoid all added salt. Your body needs much more potassium than sodium ...recommend the fruit doctor on YouTube. It's tough to change lifetime habits but could save your life. Sprouted buckwheat has been one of my most healing foods I read studies that it helped fatty liver and went and bought some...noticed feeling better within days.

      Again it's so sad your son didn't make it but let's hope others watch and learn and save themselves from more tragedy. God bless you all, you can over come this...walk every day 30-40 mins. Walk round the block after a meal. Learn on YouTube how to cook healthy meals without added salts and sugars. Sweet potato, brocolli, oatmeal...simple Healing food and lots of herbs...coriander parsley etc

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    Thank you all for your comments. Grieving is very hard, I am not sleeping at night, I need to take care of myself so I am here for my gbabies for as long as I can be. I was a binge drinker back in my day, feel guilty, my son was a young boy, he was there most the time. I only pray I did not influence him, I know he was a stress drinker. He is a small guy, 5'8" thin build...IDK always the WHY running thru my mind. He is gone too soon, god had other plans for him. Take care of yourselves <3

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