Help!!! My Dad is really sick....any Cafemom doctors or nurses around? LONG!!! UPDATE!!
First off I want to say I am not asking for a diagnosis..I just want suggestions or other's experiences with what is going on.
My Dad is 65 yrs old...he has had 3 heart attacks, the first being the worst..it resulted in a triple bypass..he has had stints put in and all that fun stuff...(NOT)..he is now in congestive heart failure, his heart is only functioning at 10%..he is on a number of medicines, the one being the biggest pain is the Lasix...He takes 80-120mgs a day..as well as a "helper" pill, not sure of its name. Well at first the lasix worked well, but now it either doesn't work or works when it wants to...he has not been retaining fluid, or at least he says he isn't..you can't tell because he doesn't swell where it's noticeable(sp?) he retains fluid internally...well now when he takes the Lasix it makes him extremely nauseous or actually sick..
The last few days mainly he has been very weak, pale, dry mouth, shaky, can't seem to keep his eyes open, no energy, no appetite and when I talked to him earlier today he sounded horrible..he almost sounded drunk, he was slurring his words and they were all mumbly sounding.
I have told him time and time again he needs to go to the hospital but he is refusing at the moment. He has an appt with his cardiologist on the 3rd..
Has anyone had any experiences with the congestive heart failure, or the lasix and do you know of any medicines that we can bring up to the doctors that may be able to replace the Lasix...I actually think that his kidneys are starting to go but that's just my guess.
If you made it this far thanks...