The nurse is caring for a client who has shortness of breath, +2 pitting edema bilaterally of the lower extremities, crackles in the bases of the lungs, and a weight gain of 7 pounds in 1 week. The nurse administers furosemide 40 mg IV as ordered. Which would the nurse anticipate to indicate that the furosemide was effective?

pitting edema of +3 pitting edema of +1 less shortness of breath an increase in urine output of 250 mL/hr a decrease or absence of crackles in the lungs