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When did the swelling start?
about 4 - 5 hours ago, I think.
is it edema?Any redness or pain?
Hold on while I go upstairs to check.
she says her feet have be getting more swollen since this morning. no pain or redness.
what medications is she taking?
meds shes taking in addition to coumedin; levothyroxine 50 mg/furosemide 20mg/avelox 400mg
and methylprednisolone tablets 4mg
Why does she take methylprednisonone?
i do not know. its a 6 day regemine prescribed when she was discharged Sunday. She took 6 pills Monday, 5 pills today, 4 pills tomorrow, 3 pills, 2 pills etc
Does she take any other medications?
albuterol through an inhaler as needed. I misspelled the drug she takes for the six days. it is methylprednisolone. no other drugs
What dose of lasix is she on?
If methylprednisolone is lasix she has finished day 2.
Lasix is furosemide
day 2. I don't know if she started taking it in the hospital.She began it monday, yesterday.
I mean is she taking 20 mg once a day or twice daily
she is on 20mg 1 daily.
When you press down on the swollen area does it leave an indentation that stays for a few seconds?
no. not giving with pressure.
we release she is not taken her procardia in the morning since sunday.
This may be a sign of her heart failing, and it may indicate that she needs to be on the appropriate medications like a beta blocker and an ACE inhibitor.It may also be due to her not taking her procardia as well. I think it would be wise for her to have an echocardiogram if she has not had one. She may also need a higher dose of lasix
we realize she has not taken the procardia since sunday!
Has her blood pressure been stable?
Not while she was in the hospital. I don't have the capability to take her blood pressure at home. She had numerous heart test in the hospital and was cleared . I think we have made a mistake by not taking the procardia.
I think she should re-start it right away if she was supposed to be taking it
Will do. and will continue. Anything else?
No, just the other things I mentioned as well
When should I see the impact of the procardia? 12 hours, 24 hours?
So the swelling may remain until tomorrow evening? She has a doctor appointment Thursday at 1:30PM
Yes it may remain until tomorrow evening
okay. I'm good. Gotta go give her the procardia now. Thanks
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