I was never asked if I wanted an autopsy and did not think of it.
Cirrhosis of the liver
Thanks for your response, although really I knew all of what you said. They never got so far as the biopsy because they were trying to do it with the results of the CT-scan, guided by ultrasound, and would not proceed for fear of nicking a blood vessel or artery. They wanted an MRI, and he did not even live to that appointment. His kidneys failed and Maine Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit said there was nothing they could do. I'm sure he probably "toughed it out." One question if you could speculate: do you think chronic insominia (as in the whole 44 years we were together) would impact the liver?? Thanks, Donna