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The development of ascites with liver failure indicates that the liver failure is severe and leads to a poor prognosis, I am sorry.
When patients develop ascites, they usually become candidates for liver transplant. Only 1/3 live 5 years.
Its not a good prognosis and I am sorry for your friend.