Worrying about my dad
Hi There, I lucked onto this site after being Dr X and doing a ton of research about Congestive Heart Failure. Though my Dad has not yet been diagnosed with CHF, it is my extreme worry that he soon may be. My dad is the most amazing mand in the entire world and the thought of a disease that could kill him being even in the picture breaks my heart. My dad has been overweight for some time with edema in his legs. In December of 08 he was held up at gun point and that changed his life,he started to lose weight and take better care of himself. Over the last 6 months he has repeated issues of fluid in his lungs (most recently 2 liters in one) and being tired. The doctors have said it is not CHF as his echocardiogram is okay. I guess I am more frustrated because I have done my research, there are additional tests and things that should be done and could have been done then. Has anyone ever been in this situation, feeling like you are just waiting for something terrible to happen? I want to be positive, truly I do, but I am not quite sure how to do that. Sorry for the long post!