What stage of heart failure is my Mother in? Doctors won't give me a straight answer.
Mom has had 10 CVA's that has caused damage to the brain starting in 1981, she had her mitral and aorta valve replaced in 1982, she has been diagnosed with CHF and Atrial Fib, pulmunary hypertension, enlarged heart, Hyponatremia, SIADH, the last two diagnosis are pretty new since Thanksgiving. She has recently lost 15 pounds of fluid, she did have fluid in her lungs, she was put on oxygen at night just on 2 liters, but they are checking now to see if she can come off of it after all the weight loss. She is tired all the time which is new since thanksgiving, She is sleeping by 6:00 and falls asleep during the day in her chair. Since the fluid is off she is not having a lot of trouble breathing, it seems a lot better, her A fib is really out of wack right now her heart rate has been running in the 90's and 100's medicine not bringing it down. Mom is only 66 years old but has been through a lot, I just need to know where we are at, She has been with me for 24 years and for the first time I can honestly say I am scared.