I am peg tube feeding my mother, complicated medical history, need advice?

Am peg tube feeding my mother 65 after heart valve replacement surgery. 2 valve replaced, 1 repaired. Have a complicated medical history that includes polio, Hodgkins lymphoma , breastcancer, paralyzed vocal cord. Having trouble with retaining fluid around lungs. Multiple pleuralscentesis, lots of bumex, etc. Now the question….as sodium causes the body to retain fluid, I am concerned about the sodium level in the Jevity that we give her. Is there a lower sodium equivalent? Or is that level acceptable. She can’t seem to stop gaining the fluid, and it’s been a month post op.





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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
there are other brands available just like jevity, but almost all offer the same dosage of sodium. so changing jevity wont help. what we can do is ..reduce the dosage and frequency of jevity,as per your doctors recommendation. You can speak to him about the issue and if he feels that the fluid retention issue can be cured by lowering the dosage of jevity, then he definitely will.
But,as she is just 1 month post-op, it needs to be confirmed 1st whether the fluid retention is solely because of jevity or is there any other issue related to the surgery
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
JEVITY DOESN’T SEEM TO BE CAUSING THE FLUID RETENTION AS THE SODIUM LEVELS IN IT ARE WITHIN ACCEPTABLE RANGE. KIDNEY FUNCTION NEEDS TO BE ASSESSED IF THEY ARE AFFECTED. THIS MAY ALSO LEAD TO UNWANTED FLUID RETENTION.
DIURETIC MEDICINE WILL HELP

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