I'm sorry your Dad's swelling is getting worse - I'm sure he is uncomfortable. You may have already mentioned this, but what diuretics/dosages is he on? As for the paracentesis, some patients have to go bi-monthly and even weekly to have it done. Are they watching your Dad's kidneys closely since they began doubling his diuretics?
And the way you are feeling is normal - more upbeat when things are going 'smoothly', and not so much when an issue comes up (like your Dad's edema). Just like the disease is a rollercoaster - so are our emotions. Hang in there.
Post Edited (Splashdancer) : 7/14/2014 3:46:33 PM (GMT-6)