My ex was hospitalized for liver failure about a month ago. While he was hospitalized he told us his liver and possibly other organs were failing. That the doctor's suspected cancer and we're planning on doing a biopsy of his lung and liver. Since he has been released he has not told us much other than he had a nurse and therapist. He told us he would be seeing an oncologist a week or two after release now he is saying the 28th of this month. I am getting this really bad feeling he is waiting on some dreaded cancer diagnosis and possibly ignoring his liver failure.
Since he has been out he has progressively gotten worse. Yesterday I visited him without our son because I wanted to hopefully get some information out of him about his health. His brothers and I are worried but don't know what to do for him. When I got there he told me he has been weak for two days. He said just getting to the door is an effort. I asked him a lot of questions and am so confused. He said no the doctor has not mentioned ammonia levels or anything about clotting. I asked him if the doctor mentioned a Meld score and he says no. I asked him if he was getting enough to eat and I think he said sometime yes and sometimes no. I asked him if he is able to get groceries and I think he was trying to say he could get by another day or two but as much as I keep stressing to him he needs to ask for help I am thinking he won't. I am sorely tempted to check his fridge the next time I am there. Earlier this week he told me they were trying to force him on oxygen and yesterday he tells me he doesn't need it yet. I asked about his nurse and he told me she isn't coming anymore because of insurance. I am really confused on this as well. He had sent our son a text on Wednesday saying not to come visit because his nurse was coming. I know he has not been able to do laundry, take out trash and on Monday he was unable to change light bulbs in his bathroom. These were light bulbs over the bathroom mirror so not too high but he still couldn't do it. I ended up changing those light bulbs for him and taking out his trash that day. Yesterday he seemed to be in the same shorts he was wearing on Monday. Since I know he hasn't been able to laundry I am thinking he is possibly just reusing dirty clothes. When he had gotten out of the hospital he was upset he had to wear dirty underwear for 8 days but he is not really complaining about his laundry. I told him if he can get quarters I would come and do his laundry but if he stays this weak I am not sure that will happen. I am broke otherwise I would just go get the quarters and go do his laundry.
Yesterday I noticed these spots on his face that looked like bruises or hickeys. On Monday his ascites and edema had looked like it was worse.
Would it be wrong for me to Snoop while there so his brothers and I have more information? I have seen stuff from the hospital. I want to respect his privacy but I am not really sure he is entirely with us anymore. Our son is scared we are going to show and Dad will be dead. At this stage I can't offer assurances that will not happen. My gut says if he keeps going downhill this way that my son probably only has so much time left with him. One of his brother's wants to know if he has a living will or whether he wants to he buried or cremated. At this stage I am not sure if we could get him to talk about this stuff. He actually was mad at one brother for thinking he is dying.
Oh one of his brothers has been trying to call for a week and when I asked him about it he said he had called him two days ago.
Really not sure what I am asking here but if anyone has any insights or ideas that might help. I am trying to be as supportive as I can for our sons sake but I feel like I am flying blind.