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My Paw has congestive heart Failure, please help him out

And he has been having his nebulizer breathing treatments for about every 30 minutes or so...he woke me up 3 time last night just to have another breathing treatment, and they were all around the same time......if there is a nurse or anyone who can help me please answer. My father says there is nothing we can do, but I think he should go to the hospital. He is okay for now as long as he has his treatments but, he says this is the worst it has ever been, should he go to the doctor now? Is there something that can be done, or does it just come since he has Congestive Heart Failure?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Since your father is suffering from CCF, here are the basic symptoms : 1) history of heart disease. 2) fluid in legs/or other parts of body. 3)shortness of breath. Your father has fluid in the Lungs, and during sleep it is intensive. Neubliser won't help. My sincere recommendation is that you take him to a good hospital under care of good cardiologist and now . This short and sweet answer.
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