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Mike has had chronic liver disease for about 10 years. In the last year, the disease aggressively progressed.
Starting in mid July, Mike had to go on disability from work. Not long after that in August, he frequented the hospital due to low sodium. That, slow movement, being confused, leg tremors, and drowsiness were the signs that he had Hepatic Encephalopathy [loss of brain function due to liver being unable to remove toxins from blood]. Mike was getting his abdomen drained often with a procedure called a paracentesis.
In early September, things took a turn for the worse. Mike became unresponsive and was rushed from Lincoln to UNMC. MOM, WHAT DO I SAY HERE?
After being discharged from UNMC, Mike went to a rehabilitation center to get stronger and work on his speech. During this time, he still got his belly drained and was suffering from low sodium. There