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My wife has stage 4 ovarian cancer and is presently in a rehab facility.She has ascites in the abdomen and peritoneal fluid. She's on oxygen continuously. She is going to be eventually sent home on hospice care. Can she at least get safe draining for better rehab?

Doctor's Assistant: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?

We're trying, but she's too weak now. I can give you most info needed

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She was always very healthy and athletic. She is 59 years old and had no known liver problems or family history of ovarian cancer only minor kidney problem which doctors say is unrelated. Was diagnosed about 5 months ago. Ascites in abdomen started to build up shortly thereafter.Started alternatives treatments with some success. Attempted atreament in Europe but wound up in hospital. Had no PT for 3 weeks. Came back skin and bones but started to improve. Inless than a week moved to rehab. Had only 1 chemo treatment. Now drs say she's too weak for more. Plan to send her home on hospice. Desperately trying to get her well enough to at least get out of bed and use toilet. But so out of breath from fluid buildup

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I'm very sorry to hear about your wife's illness. I just want to clarify the information to make sure I can answer your question as best as possible. It sounds like your wife is in a rehab facility and will be going home with hospice services. However, she has significant ascites that limits her ability to move and makes her uncomfortable. Is your question what can be done for the ascites for her?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
especially help her breathing so she so she can at least get out of bed to use toilet
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