Cirrhosis, weakness, and collapse--question

  1. Hi--
    I have a question. Mom has cirrhosis, atrial fibrillation, ascites, etc. She (supposedly) has quit drinking after her last hospitalization for a fib, but doctors say there's really nothing more they can do for her. Today she was walking and just collapsed to the ground and was too weak to get back up. A young man had to help her. Is this something that happens with cirrhosis? She is exhibiting signs of hepatic encephalopathy--personality change, handwriting changes--not too bad, but noticeable.

    She says she feels fine now.

    I know you can't diagnose on this forum, but I was wondering if anyone has seen anything like this in the past, maybe some anecdotal stories?

    Thanks!

    Siouxz2
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