really is NOTHING they can do about it, still, they want to know. Knowledge is the key to survival and, after all, isn’t that what we all want? Just to survive all the chaos, heartbreak, confusion and insanity is really what we all want.
In Riley’s case, there have been too many detoxes, too many relapses, and just too many times the liver has been asked to “heal thyself.” His liver doesn't have enough good cells left and too much scar tissue. Even though his lab reports say he is not in critical danger, the truth is that his liver is failing. When I looked back and ran a graph on his albumin levels, I can see a steady descent over the past six months. It was small – just a half point or so down one month and then near normal the next, then a couple points down. He has been doing the three steps down, one step up dance for quite a while.