Hello I am very concerned for my Father. He is a heart transplant patient as of 17 years now, things have been going well for him until the last two years. I live in Texas and he is in Virginia so it is hard for me to believe what he tells me (I think he doesn't want me to worry) about his condition. My dad is 52 and got his transplant when he was 35 a unknown virus attacked his heart. Well his biopsys have been showing changes and in June they gave him 2 years. As of a month ago he finally couldn't hide the pain. He finally went to the doctor on Friday the 23rd. He was retaining fluid and his stomach, feet and hands were swollen. They found out the fluid was his urine backing up into his system but surprisingly his kidneys are working fine. Also now they say he has a valve on his right side leaking and his heart is not pumping correctly. His biopsy results are not back yet but I googled all his symptoms and it all points to heart failure.. I am worried because I am clueless about his condition. Please any advice will be appreciated. Also he has coronary heart disease and is an unlikely candidate for another heart, he actually has signed not to be resuscitated if something was to occur. I need advice...View Thread
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