He has been a heavy drinker for many years. He refused to seek help. Now he is probably in liver failure. The whites of his eyes are yellow, he is often confused & sleeps all day. Has episodes of panic attacks etc. He was seeing a Psychiatrist for meds but will not take them. I saw him last night for the first time in 5 months & he's aged 20 years, confused & his eyes & skin are yellow. He refuses to go to the ER or a Dr. since he says "I'm not waiting for anyone". So what can she do as far as maybe having him committed so he has to get medical attention? He is on deaths doorstep I suspect. Any ideas? Thanks
Asked by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Nov. 18, 2012 in Health
Answer by Nimue930 at 1:32 PM on Nov. 18, 2012
Sounds like he has cirrhosis of the liver. That is what my grandfather died from. It happens after years of drinking. Unfortunately, if he's not willing to seek treatment (if he's not already beyond help), there's not a lot that can be done. By the time my grandfather would get treatment, he had lapsed into a coma and never came out. That is the only way the family could get him to the hospital. Sorry.
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Answer by Shanna84 at 2:27 PM on Nov. 18, 2012
She should check w/ the laws in her state to see if she has the power, as his spouse, to have him committed. That might be the only way. GL
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:58 PM on Nov. 18, 2012
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