My 65 year old brother currently has ascites and is getting drained about every 2.5 weeks, sometimes up to 21 liters. He is awaiting an appointment with liver transplant doctor. His stats:
-Considerably overweight although he loses about 47 pounds when he's drained. He's 6'4".
-Drank too much for years - stopped totally 6 months ago (did not go to AA meetings though so not sure how he will need to prove that.
Considering the above, I'm wondering if they will put him on the transplant list. Considering his frequent need for draining due to huge swelling and related shortness of breath, I'm hoping that he lives long enough to get a new liver.
Input appreciated. I'm worried sick about him.