My father is 92 and all hell broke loose in his life about a year ago starting with a UTI, causing dementia. The dementia was probably already starting before that with failure to thrive. In the hospital in January he was diagnosed with bone mets. We thought at the time prostate cancer but the UTI seemed to have elevated the PSA level. Since then the PSA is in the normal level. And thank God so far no bone pain.
The biggest issue now seems to be his heart. He has always had low BP and that is still the case. He is on an extended BP med, extended aspirin. We have tried lasix and he doesn't seem to do well on it. He has elevated creatine and BUN levels but not to the dialysis level.
Any recommendations for a lasix substitute? I'm looking into the potassium saving diuretics instead of lasix. His symptoms seems to be that he is tired and weak and not feeling like getting out of bed so he is in a self imposed bedridden state other to use the bathroom and being coerced by the aide to get up to eat at the kitchen table and alternating heavy breathing to very shallow breathing.