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Alcohol amnesia

TNJJ

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Got his results today and all normal. I am confused. Why is he so swollen in his face and sleeping all day and not eating..
Could it be fluid retention? My dad has kidney issues and heart failure. His weight differs daily,Sometimes he looks like a hamster with swollen cheeks.
 

Long journey ahead

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Could it be fluid retention? My dad has kidney issues and heart failure. His weight differs daily,Sometimes he looks like a hamster

Could it be fluid retention? My dad has kidney issues and heart failure. His weight differs daily,Sometimes he looks like a hamster with swollen cheeks.
His heart is fine apparently . He has refused blood tests since last October . Doctor is ringing him tomorrow but he just tells lies. He says he's ok and I can't force him. Is a swollen face a symptom of kidney problems ?
 

Lemondrizzle

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When my dad had a swollen face, it was diagnosed as lack of oxygen in the blood and quickly subsided after treatment in A&E and a couple of days in hospital.
 

Lemondrizzle

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I guess it could be quite a few causes but he won't know unless he asks for help
Exactly. My dad didn't ask for help either despite his underlying medical conditions. I ended up phoning his sister in tears who came over and all but threw him into the car. It is so frustrating when they are so stubborn.
 

Long journey ahead

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Next chapter. He had blood tests last Thursday he is severely malnourished and has lived failure not sure how bad until we speak with our docter this week
 

My Mum's Daughter

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The blood test will have shown the damage that the alcohol is doing to his liver. Probably best if you accompany him to the doctor's and be totally honest about your husband's lifestyle.
 

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The blood test will have shown the damage that the alcohol is doing to his liver. Probably best if you accompany him to the doctor's and be totally honest about your husband's lifestyle.
He is putting off ringing the doctor today I think he knows what he will be told. I sent the doctor an email telling him how he is. My life is like a car crash