Hello,

My father is a life-long drinker and some time last year he was also diagnosed with Hepatitis C which has caused severe cirrhosis. He is not a candidate for a transplant due to alcohol abuse. He continued to drink many years after the doctors told him to stop or it would kill him.. He is now on oxygen, has a very distended stomach (ascites), sleeps for about 18 hours per day, he can hardly walk, trembles and is in pretty obvious pain. He was diagnosed about a year ago (because he was too stubborn to go to the hospital) and has rapidly been declining since.

Any experiences with respect to a time frame and the final symptoms of end stage liver disease before death?