I received a phone call from my nurse at USC yesterday and just thought that you guys would like to hear about my lil milestone. As you may know already (if you don't, then you haven't been listening to me whine) tehehe.... But one of my nemesis has been Ascites for quite a while, actually Christmas of 2008 I was close to 190lbs and vomiting every day (say bye-bye wedding rings for a while) Within these last few months, my medicine cocktail has been fine tuned and between the Lasix, Lactulose, Spironolactone, and a strict 2k mg sodium diet w/ vitamins, I have now stayed steady at about 119lbs (minus the week I did the salty colon prep for no reason and swelled pretty good - no, no lasting bitterness here) Even my lab results seem to be worsening slower these last few testings, where as before my MELD score almost jumped a point every other month, has now DROPPED 1 point... It doesn't mean to much, except that my hard work and having educated doctors are paying off!!