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From what you have posted, there is really no home therapy that is going to help your husband.
He really needs to have a complete physical examination and workup by a doctor. Treating himself with an otc diuretic does not make sense to me.
I certainly agree that he needs a complete checkup. I guess what you are saying is that there's no way I can get him to a doctor.
No. That is not what I meant to say.
Then, what can I do?
You can call 911 and the police. They will come and load your husband, if it is clear that he needs medical help, and drag him -- even against his will -- to the closest ER.
Other than that you could gather friends and family together and have an "intervention" which is where the family and friends do the same thing that cops and paramedics would do......
But, if he is of sound mind a Judge will let him sit at home and die slowly as that is his right as a US citizen.
But at least you can get him to the ER once......
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Well, calling 911 is what I would do if there were a more serious emergency, and I have also considered the "intervention" idea. I'll give that further thought. Thanks for your suggestions.
My pleasure. I wish you and your husband the very best.
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