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Mum has pulmonary edema, her feet,ankles,knees and abdomen are swollen, struggles to breath. Suggestion?

i think my mum has pulmonary edema but she wont see a doctor ? and hasent done for many years..her feet,ankles,knees and abdomen are really swollen .she struggles with her breath and has done for years,her lips are purple and her tongue and shes no energy at all she stays in bed all the time and has done for the past 2 and half years..Its against her wishes to get a doctor shes 77 years old OMG what do i do ??????? how long has she left ??????????
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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Pulmonary edema is collection of excess fluid in lung tissue.This will compromise lung's ability for gaseous exchange.Her pulmonary edema might be secondary to heart failure (congestive cardiac failure).This needs medical supervision and hospitalization.If left untreated she might suffer from respiratory/cardiac arrest which is life threatening. Hope this helps.
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