Hi Hollie, Sorry to hear Sophie is having so much trouble with fluid retention/acites. I was drained 3 times but not as much as Sophie. After the 3rd time things seemed to have stopped. I had the same problem with dangerous potassuim levels as well. In fact the had to make up a concoction and feed it to me by way of table spoon. I did do something of which I did not tell the doctors at the time and that was take Ibrophen anti inflammatory tablets OTC 800 mgs every 4-6 hours for one week and that appears to be when my fluid build up stopped. I would certainly run that by the doctor first though. In fact I have had 2 different Oncologist recommend taking for pain in the liver caused by inflammation. Just an Idea for you all to ponder Hollie. As if you don't have enough as it . There were a lot of little things I tried while I was taking chemo. 6-8 mgs of steroid per day may help as well. Sophie, wish and pray this turns around real quick for you. Hollie your a terrific loving Niece. My Nieces just keep sending joke after joke after joke. I tried to send a normal everyday e-mail and the replies are always jokes. I even mentioned How I would like to know how all is going on in their lives ,kids ,work, husband. I love them! I guess they just can't get off the joke wagon, to convient. A special thanks for being there Hollie , I can really sense how much Sophie appriciates and loves you.
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