help for my dad
Posted by: vicki bowers
Subject: help for my dad
Relation to CHF: Patient
I have read several of the letters posted and
I found several patients with the same thing my dad has. My dad is
77 years old. He has CHF and has been in the hospital 5 times since
October. He is on oxygen, sleeps most of the time,is losing
weight,and now his fingers are turning black. They may have to
amputate his little finger, but now his thumb is doing the same
thing. They claim he has blood clots in the tips of his fingers.
They are considering a pacemaker because his heart goes crazy when
he stands or even moves alittle. He has Rheumatoid Arthritis and
has both shoulders replaced. He has also had both of his knees
replaced twice. He contacted a severe case of staph infection after
his last surgery and that is when he was put on oxygen. He has
never gotten over this. Is there any hope for my father? Please
respond with any info that may help me understand what is going on.
I live in South Carolina and Dad lives in West Virginia, so I am
not there to see first hand what is going on.