... The Hospice nurse had been checking my dad for swelling of the ankles but he hasn't had any swelling until today. ... (2 replies)
My Dad had the same problem....2x...it's generally from fluid buildup...but you can help alleviate some of the swelling by keep his legs propped up with a pillow or two...and if he is able to have him move around a bit - assisted walking, etc...my dad still had some swelling...but not nearly as bad as it was in the beginning.
Hope this helps...
Jeanie (2 replies)
... If it is swelling she is checking for it would be from fluid build up. (2 replies)
... it subsides and pain medicines can be reduced later. We were running out of pain medicine and she reordered it and it was delivered today. His knees and now both ankles are hurting a lot. He is miserable. He has a headache. When he stands up, his head hurts worse. His head hurts less when he sits quietly in his computer chair. ... (324 replies)
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