hi everyone. my mom is doing better with her short of breath. we visited the nurse practioner in the cardiologist office and mom is on lasix 80 mg for one week as she has swelling in her lower legs. she will go on lasix 40 after one week. she always has swelling in her lower legs and she does prop them up with recliner. she walked the perimeter of supermarket with basket without sitting down. she walks in house too. well, the nurse prac said when i mentioned short of breath it is due to afib. mom is in persistant afib. cardiologist did not mention this to us. she remains on dilitiazem 180 for heart and blood pressure to keep it down. we see the cariologist in 6 months now, too. if her pulse stays at 130-140 min report it. i am a wreck. has anyone gone through all of this how are you doing now. i want to thank everyone who has answered. i wish you all the best.