Hi, Cordovian. I, too, am so sorry your husband continues to drink. He is literally killing himself. The edema happens when the liver is unable to handle fluids well. If he would stop drinking, he would give himself a chance at life and could take diuretics for the edema and ascites. You can try restricting his salt. That may help a little. It does sound as though he may be bleeding internally.
My thoughts will be with you.
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