help! husband in end stage heart failure

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2006 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
  my husband is in end stage heart failure,i think. his heart was damaged by heart attack,and then he was diagnosed with cardiomypathy.,it runs in family. he has a defibrillator. for about 2 months now,his ankles and legs have been swollen to the point he cannot walk well.,they hurt him,and lasix 3 times a day doesn't help. he has black out spells and his defibrillator goes off around 2 or 3 times daily too. his skin is very pasty white with yellow tinge to it. he is not sleeping,though he is on sleeping pills prescribed by doctor as well as o2 for night. he also has copd(bronchitis) everything he eats he throws up,he cant tolerate anything hardly now.,he also has sleep apnea. this is very sad since he is only 44.
  any thoughts? we are going to family doctor tomorrow to get pain pills.,for he is in pain and he tries so hard to be brave. we are christians he is an evangelist,so that helps,but this is not easy to cope with as his wife,either.

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2006 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Grammue, I am sorry that you and your husband are going through such a tough time. I am sure that he is in pain. I hope that the doctors can give him something to help make him more comfortable. Let us know how things are going and I will remember you and your husband in prayer. God Bless.

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   Posted 10/6/2006 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi grammie, I am so very sorry to hear about your husband's decline in health and all your going through.  I hope that there is something that the doctors can do for him...Please keep us up dated and know that we are always here for support if you need us.  Take care

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/7/2006 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   

Have you tried a herbalist I suspect fluid retention is a lot of the problem with the heart.
There just might be something?
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