I have had a really hard time finding information on the cycle of end stage liver disease, ESLD. The doctors said my mom was dying and she was doing terrible in the hospital. After a month they said they would do In hospital hospice and palliative care until I decided what I wanted to do. I decided to take her home and I thought she would barely make the drive- 2 days. Now that she has been home for a week she has started eating and swallowing food again. Still probably not more than 200-350 calories a day. She seems like she is getting stronger. Here is my question how long can she actually live with the Ascites? Her stomach is huge and painful and uncomfortable. She has had esophagus issues for years which some drs said was related to her alcoholism/liver problems and some said it was not related. So confusing. Could she actually get better?? Her confusion isn’t so bad but she is definitely not thinking clearly. She refuses medications. Some swelling in ankles. Her pain is in the right side and right lower back. She has had paracentesis 4 times in the past 5 weeks. How do I know how long she will live? Should I put her on a more rigorous treatment schedule?