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My father is 99 and is gradually filling up with fluid due to heart failure. It started with his lungs, feet and legs, but is now in his upper body in his hands and around his eyes, with leakages appearing. I naively thought the simple answer would be to increase his Furosemide, but successive GPs have requested blood tests and referred him to cardiology (several weeks away). My father is so frail now, barely able to open his eyes or eat and drink, that he just needs to be made comfortable for his final weeks/months. What is the best course of action?
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