Life after heart disease: What helps swollen legs feet & bruising?

Posted by tlovesherdad2020 @tlovesherdad2020, Nov 22, 2020

My dad has had a hard time getting comfortable with his new life after triple bypass, elevating his meds, now it’s the swollen legs and feet . He is dying and detirating fast bruises allover his body his skin looks purple . I wish someone could tell me how to make him feel any more comfortable.

@tlovesherdad2020

i am so sorry to hear of your dad's deteriorating condition. Have his doctors determined that they can't help him get better?

If that is the case, you might consider Hospice care. Hospice could help your dad be more comfortable. I would encourage you to talk with your dad's doctor and ask if a referral to Hospice would be appropriate for your dad now.

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No the dr's haven't giving any answers that's why I'm on here looking for others with similar symptoms not ways to let him die he wants to live his mind and soul wants to live … he's not ready for death ok we want answers to help his discomforts until he cant fight anymore .. and he will die at home not hospice

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@tlovesherdad2020

No the dr's haven't giving any answers that's why I'm on here looking for others with similar symptoms not ways to let him die he wants to live his mind and soul wants to live … he's not ready for death ok we want answers to help his discomforts until he cant fight anymore .. and he will die at home not hospice

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@tlovesherdad2020 I am so sorry for the obvious pain you are in and you have come to a good place for understanding. I will never pretend to have all the answers you seek. Those will come from trained professionals who have the expertise and experience in cardiology as well as other disciplines. What you will get here is a distant/digital shoulder to cry on. Having seen two parents go with hospice help at home I can heartily endorse their expertise in helping you come to grips with death. They can help the whole family with the journey we all must make at some time.

No matter what happens, your handle – tlovesherdad – tells me you have the one thing that can sustain you throughout this time: love.
Best always,
s!
Scott Jensen

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@tlovesherdad2020

No the dr's haven't giving any answers that's why I'm on here looking for others with similar symptoms not ways to let him die he wants to live his mind and soul wants to live … he's not ready for death ok we want answers to help his discomforts until he cant fight anymore .. and he will die at home not hospice

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Good morning, @tlovesherdad2020.

I certainly understand that you don't want your dad to die. I'm also sure that your dad wants an answer to his health needs and discomfort. I must not have understood what you said in your original post, "He is dying and detirating fast….. I wish someone could tell me how to make him feel any more comfortable." This was the reason why I mentioned hospice care. I was under the impression that the doctors could not do anything more for him.

As @scottij said in his post, many people have in-home hospice care. Are you aware that hospice will come to your home? My mom also had in-home hospice care and a nurse came by to see her and helped her a great deal with pain and discomfort. So, if you or he feels he needs extra comfort care and if there is nothing that the doctors can do for him, then that is the time to call for in-home hospice care. End of life issues can be very difficult, and in-home hospice care is a wonderful way to make the burden a little lighter for both the patient and the family members.

However, if your dad wants more help in dealing with his heart condition, I would recommend that you get an appointment for him with a cardiologist for a second opinion. Have you considered getting a second opinion with another specialist?

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL…. STAY SAFE ….#MASKUPAZ.

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Vitamin C is needed to build collagen to strengthen skin and veins, it's good for the heart too, improving resistance to bruising and purpura . I believe liposomal vitamin C offers many advantages and only 10 ml three times a day will show results and can be reduced to 10ml once or twice a day after the bruising and purpura are gone. Please research vitamin C and liposomal C. I use Aurora brand fron the Vitamin Shoppe. Refrigerate before using or measure 10 ml, shouldn't take long, to use sooner and refrigerate the rest. Refrigeration improves the taste. Research "thiamine deficiency" for the swelling legs and feet.Thiamine like vitamin D needs magnesium to make it bioavailable. Generally speaking the B vitamins work better together. Consult a health care professional before using any supplement. The doctor can refer you to a nutritionist for a comprehensive evaluation of your Dad's nutritional needs..
https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/food-nutrition-and-diet/thiamine-deficiency
https://nootropicsexpert.com/vitamin-b1-thiamine/
https://www.krispin.com/magnes.html

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