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This person is an alcoholic in his late 60's Drinks a half gallon of Red Label every 3 days or so. He has been doing that for decades. Swears up and down that his doctors claim he is healthy. A few years ago he stopped smoking. He left his meds out on day so I took a look at them. Inhaled steroid and broncho dialator. Pretty sure he has COPD. Recently, he quit drinking. Last time I saw him, he was drinking water. He was irritable and his memory was terrible. He claimed that he is just trying out a new diet. Haha, yeah fucking right! He gone?
He has blood in his alcohol steam.
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Wet brain and a Dry Drunk. If you drink enough, it can cause what is called wet brain, he killed enough brain cells, plus with the COPD a lack of oxygen to the brain. Dry Drunk is an alcoholic who has quit drinking but is effing miserable, and in a lot of peoples opinions just as bad as a practicing alcoholic. Of course this is just my opinion and I could be way off. But years of smoking and drinking does bad things to the body, then when someone quits and is not ready to or doesn't want to, they become irritable. The memory is probably caused by years of drinking I have seen it, and it is not pretty.
He's related to you.
Alzheimer's. People know what's going on in the early stages and they do their best to cover it up and hide it. Eventually they lose their buffer and unfortunately at that point they don't have much time left.
Sounds like hes got a case of getting old.
I was in the USN with a Chief who was told to stop drinking if he wanted to leg out his 30 years (he had less than 18 months left to hit 30) . I don't know if he drank like your uncle but he was a vodka drinker who had liquid lunches and was a regular at the Senior Enlisted Club every evening.
He didn't make it to 30 years. He quit and that was the first time I had ever heard of wet brain. Not only was his liver too far gone, he hadn't been eating, just drinking too long.
A LOT of lung and heart problems are related. One place I recently worked at combined the two departments into one, simply called "Cardiopulmonary". I don't think the OP has given enough information to go on here but it could be something like detoxing (if he has recently stopped) all the way to something physically severe like respiratory failure (steroid/bronchodilator) or mentally severe like Alzheimers. Or it could be nothing at all.
In any event I wish you all the best.
This post was edited by TheBlitzIsOn 22 months ago
Sounds like an autosomal recessive disorder. Just out of curiosity, what do his teeth look like?
Hopefully not into Korsakoff's Syndrome
Korsakoff's was my first instinct. Alcoholic with memory loss and emotional change. Not good if that's the case.
Edit: Get the man some thiamine supplements if he decides to drink again.
This post was edited by TerryLove 22 months ago
Nothing a little bit of bath salts can't cure.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Hansen's disease combined with hydrophobia.
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. -- Leonard Bernstein
I think what he needs is some thiamine. And a time machine to go back and give said vitamin to his alcoholic self 10 years ago when the damage was still reversible.
He had some vision issues at one point as well. Was going to therapy for it. Not sure of that is related or not.
Just a bad case of the Mondays. He should be better tomorrow.
Irritable Bowel. Lock it
AIDS Cancer. He has cancer on his AIDS.
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