Elonda Posted June 6, 2005 Share Posted June 6, 2005 Hello Everyone, I am at my wits end. We have tried everything under the sun to try to keep moms feet/ankles/legs from causing her so much pain. The hospice nurses tell us that this is part of the process but I just feel helpless letting her sit there and moan because she is in such pain. The nurses have told us that this is because mom is basically surviving on one lung and it isn't strong enough to distribute blood to her entire body so it only sends to the main organs. This is why they are swelling so bad and all of her extremities are so cold. I would like to know if anyone has come across the problem before and would they have any suggestions as to what we could try to make her comfortable. We have soaked her feet in epsom salts, aveeno baths, also used the aveeno to keep the itching down (this according to local pharmacist). But she has scratched and now they are weeping. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Elonda Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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