My mother had a lot of edema when I visited her recently. Her legs, feet, toes looked like they were about to pop. Her doctor put her on a diuretic and potassium and they seem to be working. Her blood test showed her to be at stage 3. Her doctor says this is common among the elderly, but I am concerned with this development. She is miserable with the races to her bathroom and pain has increased significantly from other chronic issues. I presume this is due partly from her added movement. Anyone have experience with this? I wish I could offer her some help, comfort. Thanks so much. By-the-way, she is 99 years old and insists on living alone in her own home. She is blind and pretty deaf. Hearing aids allow her to listen to books on tape. When I fly out to visit, garden, help, encourage... I use a mic and boom box to save my voice and allow her to hear. A nurse reviewed her records for me and said kidneys could go on for years like this or could progress quickly. I just want to know how best to help her. Thanks friends!