Hello, my name is Karen S. Tucker. I believe your husband has edema. Edema is abnormal swelling within the body internally and is always caused by having heart problems. Edema usually begins in the feet/ankles and travels up the body. Edema is VERY dangerous, especially if it continues to get worse and travels upwards towards the heart. I know this because my elderly Mother had edema due to her atriofib heart problems AND because my elderly Father has edema now too and he also has atriofib heart problems. I have also worked in the health care field for a few years as a caregiver/home health aide. PLEASE keep an eye on the swelling so that it does not get worse. I suggest taking your husband back to his dr and telling the dr that you suspect that your husband has edema. IF, in fact your husband DOES have edema as I suspect, the dr needs to prescribe a medication called 'LASIX'. 'LASIX' is a diuretic that causes the abnormal swelling to leave the body by normal release of water; another words it will cause your husband to have to use the restroom a lot. Be careful that your husband does NOT lose to much of the water too fast, as that will rob your husband's system of potassium and other nutrients that are in the body and THAT is NOT good either.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND! My Prayers are with you both!