Talking to a specialist is long over due if your father has cirrhosis and is in the critical stage. That would mean that total liver failure is not far away. There is no cure for cirrhosis other than a liver transplant. Without it, a person cannot survive once the liver is too damaged to keep the body functioning. I have no idea why why the doctor has not referred your dad to a transplant center for evaluation. There might be a reason why a transplant might not be an option, but he needs to definitely find out why it has not been offered. If he has gotten his cirrhosis from alcohol abuse, the first thing the transplant center will require is 6 months of proven sobriety before they will even consider him for a transplant.
Your dad needs to see a gastroenterologist or hepatologist for his disease. Depending on the cause of the disease, there is not much a doctor can do for cirrhosis other than treat the symptoms. Your dad should avoid drinking any alcohol or take any meds that have a negative effect on the liver. He should also avoid eating salt since fluid retention is a problem and salt only adds to the problem. I hope he can get the help he needs very soon.
liver transplant recipient