My 94 yr old mother is on hospice for over a year for end stage congestive heart failure. During this time, she has been on 40 mgs of lasix and 20 mgs of metazolone daily. The metazolone is only on Mon Wed and Fri. For the past year, when her blood pressure starts to plummet, the nurses will take her off the water pills slowly and slowly her b/p will come up to near normal. Right now, her b/p is 80/56. So I except she will come off the water pills soon. But then she fills up with edema. It takes a few weeks for this to happen, and then they will put her on water pills again. This has happened at least four times within the last year. She is also at the end of her battery life in her pacemaker. She does not want to get a new one. But the ups and downs of the b/p is taking a toll. How long will this continue? I hate to see her fill with fluid again. It is so debilitating.