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03/10
If she is having trouble breathing, then there is a chance of her lungs beginning to fill with fluid.  The only test for that is a chest xray.  If her lungs show up white, then it indicates the need for a breathing treatment, at the very least, and perhaps the lasix to keep the fluid level down.

If her lungs aren't filling with fluid, she could also be experiencing a change in her heart condition.

Either way, if it were me, I would be making a doctor's appointment.  Asking for the the chest xray, and if it showed nothing, then I would be asking for a referral to a cardiologist.

Hope this helps.
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03/10
Hello KapilSarin:

To test for swelling, lightly touch your mother's lower leg with the tip for your finger.  After a couple of seconds, remove your finger, and check for an indentation.  If the indentation is showing, then she needs to be seen by a doctor, and perhaps prescribed lasix, or some other diurectic.  

Hope this helps.
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