Patient: Patient with cirrhosis of the liver. Now has a pleurx cath that is being drained of 2000cc a day. Significant weight loss. Fair appetite. Decline in ADL’s. Last bilirubin was WNL. Had problems regulating NA levels in the hospital. And is on a fluid restriction of 800cc/day. What is the life expectancy with these frequent drains of such a large amount?
Symptoms: Weight loss, debility, weakness, fair appeitie, tachycardia