Hope life is finding you well.
The fluid pills are Bumex and Spirolactone (sp) - those deplete the fluid so that his lungs stay less congested. The problem is, they dehydrate him so he is always thirsty (having water) so either way he urinates often. He is also on Coreg, Coumadin, Amirodrone (sp), Digoxin.
Hospice is fine. He can only have bed baths and that wheres him out. However, some days I cannot just deal with Hospice. Seems someone is always coming in and out of here. Sounds mean and I am sorry. But they do the bath thing and the nurse keeps a check on his fluid retention, etc. That's about it. The Chaplin calls and visits too.
[This message has been edited by Notenoughhours (edited 07-17-2005).]