I like to have some advice. My mother is a Diabetic that has Heart Failure, Cirrhosis of Liver, and Alzheimer's. Her heart doctor said she got Heart Failure due to having Lymphoma about 15 years ago when she was treated with Chemo. Her Lymphoma has been cured. My mother has never been a drinker or done any type of drugs. She was a housewife who raised 6 kids and for the first 10 years took care of 2 of her grandchildren. My mother got Cirrhosis just last year. She had been drained about 6 times. Her Liver doctor gave her 20 mg tablets of Furosemide to take once a day. She was taking it every day, since the last 3 weeks the hospital has not given them to her and the skilled nursing facility did not give them to her either. Right now she is taking Carvedilol 12.5 MG was to be twice a day pill, but in the hospital they are not always giving it to her. She carvedilol pill because her heart was not beating right on one side. She was also taking memantine ER 28 mg and the hospital stopped giving it to her, as they said it cannot be crushed. Only when her sugar goes over 200 they give her an insulin shot, as they do not give pills. My mother has a wound on her tail bone back in Jan 2018 when going to ER and they made her sit in a chair for 2 days. The nurses in ER never moved my mother and just kept her in a chair; at that time they said she had pneumonia. Since the time she been being treated for it. Back in April 2018 the wound doctor cut into her wound and said it was infected, which she was taken to the hospital to clean it out. She had the bone infected and the wound has not closed up. I was told it takes a long time. She is on some strong meds in her picc. The last 3 weeks I have not been caring for her as the 1st week in the hospital then transferred to a skill nursing facility for one week. Then I had to take her out, since they were not caring for her wound right and not giving proper skin care. My mother got fungus in arm pits and genitals area. Shingles on back and they only changed her wet to dry dressing once a day. They were to change it 2 times a day. They messed up her hand and I could go on what was wrong with the facility. I took her back to the hospital and they said they were going to treat her wound, her shingles, and fungus. All the blisters are gone from her back and the fungus is almost gone from her genitals and arm pits. The entire time almost all three weeks IV fluids given to her that made her skin stretch out and her feet always swell you could not see here ankles, stomach stuck out, and sac in eyes sticking out the sides. My mother does not eat or drink on her own. She will call out for water and food she has been like this for about 6 months. Due to her wound she did not walk and every time in the hospital did not eat their food. One needed to be at her side to give her water as at times she drank a lot and other times just little sips. The last 3 weeks she did not want to eat, so I liquify the food. I got her to drink it . In her drinks she had at least 60 grams of protein a day. At times I gave half her food in the morning and the other half in evening. She still at times eats cookie with dark cholate.
Now being swelled so much fluid went to one of her lungs and I think this is due to not giving her Furosemide pill. The hospital drained her thoracic area twice. And she still has some fluid. They say it will continue to fill up again. I am not sure. They are saying I should put her away to die. At times the last 2 days I have seen her awake and asking for help. She stops complaining once I get the nurse to move her. I feel they are keeping her on her back more. At home I turned her more on her side. I was told before they would not give her furosemide as the fluid would go and her blood pressure would go down and the fact she was not drinking. She was drinking when I visited every day. I just think the nurse asked her and maybe she said no. They did not come back and ask later. I had to ask my mother several times before she wanted water. As a few nurses said she drank a lot of water. If I gave her meal that was liquefied at 18 ounces she would not drink or eat for several hours. The nurses complain she is not eating. I keep telling them she is drinking her food. All the times my mother been in and out of the hospital she has lost some weight and is only about 100 pounds now. Today the first time the doctor gave her iv med of furosemide of 40 mg twice a day. The nurse I talked to acts like there is no hope. I see a lot of urine coming out her catheter. Now some of the swelling out her feet and legs. What do you think? Is the fluid in her one lung area because they gave her so much fluid for 3 weeks without giving her water pill (furosemide). Her liver doctor had previously said the Cirrhosis was not bad. Last month 2.5 fluid oz removed from her middle. The month before 2.7 fluid oz removed. The last three days mother at times seemed to be ok. She has been sleeping.