when my wife had ovarian cancer and swelling in her thighs ankles an feet, i was able to keep the swelling out of her ankles and feet by elevating her
feet with a pillow it also helped with the thighs some. but i was never able to get the sweelling completely down in her thighs. u should know that when your mother is laying in bed or sitting up keep her feet elevated. and some added information keep your mother rubbed down with berrier creme this will help her skin alot so her skin won't crack or discolor. this berrier creme u get at ur local pharmacy on the shelf, it's a little expensive about 10.00 a tube but it's important to do this to keep your mother comfortable. if u have hospice involved they will supply u this creme. and one last thing, if you don't have hospice get it they helped me with my wife and i was so glad i involved hospice, i was against it at first but i'm glad they helped me and my wife. God Bess you!