I just read through your back posts-it's a terribly sad story and you seem to have such a great spirit..
Are you getting treatment for the ascites and edema (fluid retention)?
Partners leaving is common with all kinds of chronic illness-it can be a rotten world.
I can only wish you as many good productive days as possible,and keep posting!
Stay strong Steff, I wish you well.
Change docs hun........You need someone more caring!!!!!!!! You are in my prayers
Your situatin makes me want to cry. When you say Doctor, do you mean a Hepatologist? I can't imagine he or she abandoning you like this. I am stage 4 and am now on the strictest of diets. No sodium-no fat. Very little meat. I don't see the hepatologist again until the 21st of this month for a game plan. In the mean time I take a supplement called Hepatic aid-for nutrition and Lactulose to remove ammonia from my body. My ankles and feet have gone down quite a bit (the swelling). If you are end stage is there a reason why the Hepatologist is not considering putting you on the transplant list? As Ste65 said you need a caring doctor. My prayers are with you also.
I am really sorry to hear your story. You have a great spirit. Keep posting to let us know how you are.