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  • #61167
    marions
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    Katheryn…I am happy to hear that things are moving in the right direction; elevation of feet and reduced salt intake should also be helpful.
    You are so right. When we know our doctors and nurses by name, we recognize the frequency of our visits.
    Hang in there,
    Hugs,
    Marion

    #61166
    katheryn
    Member

    Thank you for all of your responses! They put him on a higher dose of Furosemide which already seems to be helping. I’m so happy he didn’t have to be admitted to the hospital again. When you begin to recognize the doctors and nurses and get to know all of their names, you know you’ve been in and out of the hospital way too much!

    #61165
    amyb1988
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    My Mom has been dealing with ascities too, she has been drained 3 times already, in her case she needs to do it every 7 days, easy procedure for her and she feels 90% better after.
    Amy

    #61164
    mlepp0416
    Participant

    It could also be Ascites (fluid buildup in the abdomen) which they can drain via a parenthesis procedure if they can find a large enough pocket of fluid. It’s a quick easy procedure due via a ultrasound. Small puncture wound in the lower (almost groin) area.

    Good luck,
    Margaret

    #61163
    lainy
    Participant

    Hi Katheryn, this may be totally different but when Teddy’s CC returned to the area his Duodenum used to be, the tumor and the swelling pushed his right ureter shut and he had to have it stented. But you are doing the right thing to go right to ER. Please let us know.

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    katheryn
    Member

    I am wondering if anyone has any information/experience with swelling? My fiancé has been in and out of the ER due infections which are being treated with antibiotics and external drains, however he is going back to the ER tonight because he is having trouble urinating and his swelling has gotten much worse. Has anyone been on any effective meds for this? Any information would help. I am so frustrated and worried!

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