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one more thing was posted 07/31/2008 08:45 am by Susie
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One more thing I wanted to mention because we didn't realize it at first. Once the edema starts and with him being so inactive, you really have to watch because you can see edema in other areas you aren't expecting, like along his ribs/back. That fluid will settle in the low points and if he's lying down that could be the ''love handles'' and patches along his back. He might not realize this but those areas need to be watched for bedsores. We ended up running to Walmart and buying a variety of small throw pillows and we'd help my mom roll a little to one side, shove a pillow to prop her, move her again like that in a couple of hours. The pillows came in VERY handy as she started to get more and more uncomfortable trapped in that bed. The moving around and propping various body parts made her feel so much better and also helped prevent bedsores.

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