Re: Newly diagnosed with CHF
- hi LaReina,
Welcome to the group.
I think I would take her to a cardiologist as soon as you can. After
a few days on the medications, I would expect her to be breathing
better, and since she's not and it sounds like maybe she's feeling
worse, she may still have fluid in there and the Lasix isn't taking
care of it. She may need to have her dose adjusted or maybe have the
fluid taken out (a chest tap done with a needle). The cardiologist
can do an ultrasound and find out what's going on with the heart
(size, function, etc.) and maybe change or add other medications to
address it. I don't like that she coughed for 15 minutes. That
would be a red flag for me.
Please keep us posted.
Carol and Puddy Boo Punke MeanMama Misty Snowball and Chelsea
(angels Fritzy Sweetie Ducky Bouncer and Muffy)
"I know you're there...a breath away's not far to where you are."